400. Impact of Leisure in Society
Critical factors such as self, family, aging, ecology, health, work patterns, communications, cultural diversity, affluence, and changing sex roles are studied in relationship to present and future leisure patterns. Leisure trends are examined through a process of issue analysis spanning social, technological, economic, and political spheres. 4 cr.
444. Building a Culture of Peace
Peace is more than just the absence of war. A culture of peace incorporates respect and dignity for all persons, stewardship of natural resources, a striving toward justice and equality, the non-violent resolution of conflicts, non-hierarchical decision-making and participatory community life. Students in this course will explore the origins and concepts of peace culture. Students will experience the elements of a culture of peace as they are empowered to create a peace culture within the classroom and as they share peace culture with a broader community through service learning projects. 4 cr.
490. Recreation and Leisure in Society
Examines the historical and philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure. Emphasizes concepts, theories, and the interrelationships between factors (social, economic, political, and environmental), which influence people's leisure attitudes and behavior. Explores implications of leisure for holistic and balanced living. 4 cr.
501. Recreation Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Presentation and discussion of issues that concern the delivery of quality leisure services to individuals with disabilities in community settings. Lab requirements as well as classroom activities provide opportunities for practical experience. Prereq: permission. Lab. 4 cr.
502. Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
This course introduces students to the field of Therapeutic Recreation specifically in terms of professional concepts and the role and function of Therapeutic Recreation Specialists in the provision of therapeutic recreation services. 4 cr.
503. Therapeutic Recreation Rehabilitation Principles and Interventions
This course introduces the rehabilitation principles and recreational therapy interventions used by therapeutic recreation specialists to improve functioning for people with physical and cognitive impairments. Students learn and apply fundamental process of clinical reasoning and treatment program planning to improve quality of life. A lab will provide students with the opportunity to utilize a variety of assistive techniques, adaptive devices and equipment to support individuals and achieve maximum independence and promote a healthy leisure lifestyle. Special fee.
504. Therapeutic Recreation Mental Health Principles and Interventions
This course introduces mental health principles and recreational therapy interventions to improve functioning for people with emotional, social, and behavioral impairments. Students will learn and apply fundamental processes of clinical reasoning and treatment program planning to improve quality of life for persons with emotional, social, and behavioral impairments.
511. Issues of Wilderness and Nature in American Society
This course will provide students with an overview of the evolving relationship between wilderness/nature and U.S. society. Contemporary works of literature and contemporary philosophers will be read to illustrate issues relating to nature and the environment. The course will examine the philosophy, ethics and societal values in U.S. society and its relationship to our natural wilderness. Recent issues will be used as case studies in order for students to articulate, defend and critique the ethical issues presented. Students will be responsible for understanding and applying philosophical approaches developed by influential thinkers, writers and activists associated with the wilderness and conservation movement.
550. Perspectives on Disability
Introduction to many fields of study to current perspectives on disability. Designed to appeal to students not intending to work with individuals with disabilities as a career focus. Students who will soon be in positions of managing key resources and systems associated with areas of community life targeted by the Americans with Disabilities Act (e.g., public transportation, state and local government, etc.) will gain a broader understanding of how to accommodate and value a diverse membership in their communities. Writing Intensive 4 cr.
557. Recreation Services Program Design
Introduces the student to a systems approach to program design. Course topics include needs assessment techniques, goal setting and objectives writing, process of group planning, public relations, program evaluation, and leisure education. Applied projects are required. Prereq: RMP 490 or permission. Lab. 4 cr.
558. Program Supervision and Leadership
Emphasis on specific knowledge of leisure activity categories with related organization and leadership techniques. Other topics include facilitation of activity throughout the lifespan and planning for instruction, safety, and crisis confrontation. Applied projects are required. Prereq: RMP 557 or permission. Special fee. 4 cr.
560. Recreational Sport Management
This course is designed to explore and examine the theoretical foundations and basic skills, methods, and techniques necessary for the effective and efficient design and delivery of recreational sport programs within a variety of collegiate, public, quasi-public and private settings, agencies and/or organizations. Throughout this course we will explore a variety of recreational sport contexts, such as youth sport, adult/community sport, campus recreational sport, recreational sport in the market sector, global perspectives, and sport for people with disabilities.
561. Introduction to Outdoor Recreation
The history, delivery system, social and economic impacts, and management tools for outdoor recreation. Includes identification of contemporary issues, problems, and opportunities in recreation resource management. Lab. 4 cr.
563. Recreation Management and Policy Practicum
Designed to provide first and second year RMP majors the opportunity to observe and practice leadership skills in clinical and community-based settings. Students complete a 40-55 hour practicum at an approved site. Successful completion of a practicum is prerequisite to the professional internship, RMP 664. Students are responsible for transportation. Prereq. RMP 490, RMP 501. Permission required. 2 cr.
593. Special Topics
A) Camping and Outdoor Education for Individuals with Disabilities; B) State Parks: Their Management and Role; C) Therapeutic Recreation in the School Setting; D) Social Psychology of Leisure; E) NH Recreational Ski Industry; F-Z) Interdisciplinary. Specialized courses covering information not presented in regular course offerings. Description of topics available in department office during preregistration. Prereq:
RMP majors or permission. May be repeated but not in duplicate areas. 2-4 cr.
600. Multicultural Perspectives and Leisure
Explores the multicultural issues within a pluralistic society both generally and as they are specifically evident through leisure, recreation and play behaviors, values, and possibilities. Course topics and assignments are applied to the exploration of three questions: (1) How does leisure expression honor, value, and preserve unique cultural and ethnic heritages? (2) Does and/or can leisure expression create meaningful bridges across interpersonal and societal differences? (3) What are the moral and ethical responsibilities and opportunities for leisure services providers within a pluralistic society? Writing intensive. 4 cr.
RMP 612 - Therapeutic Communication and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
Addresses specific clinical knowledge and skills essential to therapeutic recreation service delivery including clinical interviewing, group process, leisure education, treatment approaches, and intervention techniques. Prereq: RMP 490. Permission required.
Co-requisites: RMP 613
RMP 613 - Interventions and Documentation in Therapeutic Recreation
This course emphasizes theory and concepts in clinical intervention within therapeutic recereation settings. Students learn to indentify and select appropriate facilitation techniques for a variety of client needs. Students also learn to write and interpret practice-based documentation. Students are afforded the opportunity to practice and apply concepts learned. Prereq: RMP 490. Permission required.
Co-requisites: RMP 612
RMP 614 - Assessment and Treatment Planning in Therapeutic Recreation
Addresses the principles of activity analysis, client assessment, documentation, individualized program planning, selection of interventions, and collaboration with a treatment team. Prereq: RMP 612/613. Permission required.
Co-requisites: RMP 615
RMP 615 - Clinical Lab in Therapeutic Recreation
A clinical lab that provides students with the opportunity to apply principles central to the effective delivery of therapeutic recreation individualized treatment planning, client assessment, documentation, and activity analysis with members of one of two community sites located in the Seacoast region. Students are required to participate in weekly sessions (five to six hours per week) for a total of 15 weeks. Prereq: RMP 612/613. Permission required. Cr/F.
Co-requisites: RMP 614
654. Professional Development and Ethics
Focus on preparing students for the internship experience through the identification of career goals and the selection of an approved internship site. A portfolio emphasizing process skills in resume construction, interviewing techniques, establishing internship goals and objectives, and self-assessment will be developed. Majors only. Prereq: permission. 2 cr. Cr/F. IA.
663. Management and Policy in Leisure Services
Comparative analysis of administrative processes within various organizations as well as the political and policy-making roles of managers in the private and public sectors. Emphasis on organizational development, fiscal management, and budgeting as tools used in formulating and implementing policy. Prereq: RMP 557 or permission. 4 cr.
A) Internship in Recreation Management; B) Internship in Therapeutic Recreation. Students enroll in the section corresponding to their major option after receiving approval from the academic adviser. Supervised work experience in an approved profession-related agency. An IA grade (yearlong course) may be assigned at the end of the semester or summer session. Prereq: majors only; permission. 14-16 cr. Cr/F.
665. Marketing and Communication in Recreation Services
This course prepares students to apply marketing, economic and communication principles to recreation and leisure service delivery systems, including procedures for developing marketing plans for recreation agencies. Course content reflects the organization and analysis of the marketing process and planning the marketing mix, including product, price, place and promotion. The course prepares students to critically evaluate applied marketing programs in a variety of recreation and leisure services settings. The course emphasizes the application of marketing and communication strategies delivered through a number of technological and audio-visual media. Students will be exposed to various technological applications, including desk-top publishing, database marketing, on-line communication tools, website design, presentation software, and group conferencing techniques. The course is designed principally for recreation majors with limited background in marketing, economics, and communications.
667. Recreation Resource Planning
Overview of site-planning techniques and issues as currently practiced by recreation resource agencies at local, state, and national levels. Relationships of planning to management, policy, and practice; current trends in planning and likely future directions. Extensive use of field trips to enable students to learn how to read landscapes in order to use natural features in design as well as to enhance visitor experiences. Prereq: RMP 490; RMP major or permission. 4 cr.
668. Youth Culture and Programs
Emphasis on the identification of community and personal issues youth face in growing up as well as institutional and programmatic support available to assist youth. The course will also examine the leadership, administrative, financial and marketing tools necessary to develop successful youth programs and services. Prereq: RMP 490 or permission for non-majors. Writing intensive 4 cr.
680. Festival and Event Planning
An introduction to the planning, marketing, management, and evaluation of festivals and special events. Explores the theories and practices relevant to successful event planning for host community residents and visitors. 4 cr.
698. Meetings and Conventions
Provides an in-depth perspective on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of meetings and conventions in the corporate/commercial recreation environment. Students will be exposed to the following topical areas: (a) trends in meeting management, (b) goal and objective technology, (c) convention budgeting, (d) site selection and evaluation, (e) liability and legal aspects, and (f) food and beverage planning. Course consists of lecture, discussion, and site visits to corporate/commercial recreation venues. Prereq: junior standing. (Also offered as HMGT 698C.) 4 cr.
700H. Senior Honors Project
Under the direction of an RMP faculty member students will complete either a supervised research or applied field study project that builds on their honors coursework. Students will submit a written proposal for approval and present the results at the completion of their project. Applied studies will address a specific need or problem of a local agency or organization. Prereq: permission required. 4 to 6 cr.
705. Management and Policy in Therapeutic Recreation
Addresses National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification knowledge areas concerning management competency. Students acquire knowledge of current principles and procedures for assuming an administrative role in the therapeutic recreation profession. Issues and practices related to budgeting, reimbursement, quality improvement programs, and comprehensive program planning. Prereq: RMP 502; 603; 604. 4 cr.
711. Recreation Resource Management
Examines the supply and demand of natural resources for outdoor recreation uses, with emphasis on relationships between public and private roles and responsibilities. Social, environmental, and economic impacts of outdoor recreation use are discussed. Current principles and techniques of recreation resource planning and management are outlined. Prereq: seniors or permission. 4 cr.
724. Grantsmanship, Evaluation, and Research
Emphasis on understanding and application of grantsmanship, research techniques, and research writing. Addresses the process of program planning and grant proposal development. Examines research methodologies and the evaluation processes as applied to recreation and allied health settings. Critical assessment of uses and limitations of research for recreation. Prereq: RMP 557, 558 and senior RMP major or permission. Writing intensive. 4 cr.
730. Camp Administration and Leadership
This course will provide students with an understanding of administrative and organizational practices in structured camp settings. Students will be exposed to the theory, practice, and challenges of program planning for youth and adult development within the recreation context of camping. This course will explore current sociological, environmental, economical and legislative trends influencing contemporary camp management.
743. Culture and Environmental Interpretation
This course focuses on the communication process and practices used by parks and recreation professionals to explain and interpret the special characteristics of cultural and environmental resource sites for visitors. Conceptual principles for planning interpretative programs, as well as techniques for analyzing and disseminating information and entertainment through various media (personal interactions, verbal presentations, exhibits, publications, and other programs) will be discussed. Delivery of interpretive messages across a variety of audiences, strategies for programming interpretive services, and the administration and evaluation of interpretive services in recreation settings will be examined. 4 cr.
760: Community Sport Organizations: Administration and Development
This course focuses on the administration and development of participant-based community sport organizations and resources. The course emphasizes the organizational, administrative, and programming competencies necessary to effectively manage these resources. A focus on problems, and the development of research-oriented solutions related to the management of community sport organizations will also be emphasized. 4 cr.
768: Theories and Philosophies of Youth Development
This course provides students with a foundation in the theories and philosophies associated with the field of youth development. In this course, students critically analyze the strengths, limitations, and potential applications of various theories, philosophies, and ideas. Examples include: Developmental Systems Theory, Ecological Systems Theory, protective factors, and developmental assets. Students work or volunteer with a youth program for the duration of the semester in order to facilitate application of course concepts. 4 cr.
770. Management & Design of Recreation and Park Facilities
This course is intended to provide students with an orientation into the various theories, design, operations and functions as it relates to recreational facilities. This course will address facility development, operational considerations, and auxiliary functions that impact the manager’s role. Visitations will be worked into the class so that students will gain actual insight to different facilities. This total experience will be designed to enhance the student’s awareness and appreciation for the extensiveness and diversity found in managing recreational facilities. 4 cr.
772. Law and Public Policy in Leisure Services
Topics including the law of torts, contracts, property, civil rights, risk management, and legal research are addressed in the context of leisure services and recreation resources. Public policy and professional advocacy implications are examined in relation to legislative and judicial systems. Prereq: RMP 557, 558 and senior RMP major or permission. 4 cr.
775. Entrepreneurial and Commercial Recreation
Principles of business planning and development as applied to the private sector leisure services industry. Emphasizes knowledge of key commercial leisure services profiles and their intersection with allied professions such as hospitality and tourism. Course topics include entrepreneurship, business planning, needs assessment, product development, selling, financing, legal designations, and business operations leading to the development of a business plan for a new entrepreneurial recreation enterprise. Prereq: RMP 663. 4 cr.
793. Advanced Topics
A) Area and Site Planning; B) Concepts and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation; and C) Conference Planning. Topics presented by instructors with specialized knowledge gained through professional practice, research, and study. Description of topics available in department office during preregistration. May be repeated but not in duplicate areas. 2-4 cr.
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