2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

Therapeutic Recreation (RTH) - Graduate Courses

Courses

RTH 456/556 Cr.3

Program Design and Administration of Therapeutic Recreation

This course is designed to present a rationale and foundation for systematic program design, program implementation and program evaluation in various therapeutic recreation settings. This course is taught largely at an undergraduate level. Graduate students will have additional course requirements/expectations. Prerequisite: STAT 145; RTH 329 or admission to graduate therapeutic recreation. Offered Fall, Spring.

RTH 462/562 Cr.3

Inclusive Recreation Program Administration

This course is designed to provide the student with information relating to recreation in inclusive settings. General administration concepts, management concepts, advocacy, legislation, and therapeutic recreation as a related service in the schools will receive special emphasis in this course. Prerequisite: RTH 456/556. Offered Fall, Spring.

RTH 470/570 Cr.3

Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation

This course presents an overview of concepts and interaction techniques used in the provision of goal-oriented therapeutic recreation services. Included are counseling techniques, leadership and instructional techniques appropriate for use in treatment, leisure education, and recreation participation. This course is taught largely at an undergraduate level. Graduate students will have additional course requirements/expectations. Prerequisite: STAT 145; RTH 329 or admission to graduate therapeutic recreation; RTH 456/556 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Fall, Spring.

RTH 476/576 Cr.3

Assessment and Treatment Planning in Therapeutic Recreation

Overview of individual client assessments used in therapeutic recreation practice; development of individualized treatment/program plans in a therapeutic recreation context; review resources, standards and issues related to client assessment and program planning in therapy, leisure education and recreation participation programs. This course is taught largely at an undergraduate level. Graduate students will have additional course requirements/expectations. Prerequisite: RTH 456/556, RTH 470/570. Offered Fall, Spring.

RTH 480/580 Cr.3

Leisure Education

This course is designed to provide a philosophical understanding and overview of leisure education as well as to emphasize the approaches and strategies that can be utilized in enabling people to enhance the quality of their own lives in leisure. The focus will be leisure education as a major component of therapeutic recreation services. Topics included are leisure theory, leisure education conceptual models, leisure education programming techniques, facilitation of leisure education groups for various ages. This course is taught largely at an undergraduate level. Graduate students will have additional course requirements/expectations. Prerequisite: RTH 456/556, RTH 470/570. Gerontology students should have completed one core gerontology course and have permission from the director of therapeutic recreation. Offered Fall.

RTH 491/591 Cr.2

Workshops in Therapeutic Recreation

Group study of varying therapeutic recreation topics. University professors as well as visiting lecturers will be invited to address the students and conduct specialized phases of the workshops. Repeatable for credit under different subtitles. No student may earn more than six credits in REC 591 or RTH 591. Offered Occasionally.

RTH 493/593 Cr.3

Therapeutic Recreation Trends and Issues

This course provides an examination of current issues, trends and professionalization concerns in therapeutic recreation, including professional organizations, ethics, current legislation, professional development, professional standards, credentialing, accreditation standards, improving organizational performance, and current professional controversies. Course should be taken last fall semester prior to internship. This course is taught largely at an undergraduate level. Graduate students will have additional course requirements/expectations. Prerequisite: STAT 145 and RTH 456/556. Offered Fall, Spring.

RTH 700 Cr.1-6

Internship in Therapeutic Recreation

Application of therapeutic recreation leadership and administration methods/techniques through an on-the-job or laboratory experience. Study of a significant problem, development of professionally related competencies, and/or acquisition of job-related knowledge. Conducted on or off-campus under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: therapeutic recreation graduate student, RTH 456/556, RTH 470/570, RTH 476/576, RTH 480/580, or equivalents and/or approval of graduate program director and internship coordinator. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

RTH 702 Cr.3

Foundations in Therapeutic Recreation

This course will provide a graduate level overview of Therapeutic Recreation including: historical and philosophical foundations of Therapeutic Recreation; disability education and medical language; and Service Learning applications. This course is specifically designed to help Therapeutic Recreation graduate students who do not have a Therapeutic Recreation undergraduate degree. Offered Fall.

RTH 730 Cr.3

Advanced Clinical Aspects/Therapeutic Recreation

An investigation of the concepts and techniques utilized by the experienced and advanced Therapeutic Recreation Specialist including clinical issues, comprehensive program concerns, administrative functions and trends in the practice of therapeutic recreation service. Offered Fall.

RTH 790 Cr.1-3

Advanced Seminar - Therapeutic Recreation

Various current professional and theoretical topics will be presented in workshop format. Visiting scholars will supplement faculty presentations. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Offered Occasionally.

RTH 795 Cr.1-3

Independent Study in Therapeutic Recreation

Individualized study of areas not available in existing courses. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Consent of instructor. Consent of department. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

RTH 797 Cr.1-3

Special Projects in Therapeutic Recreation

Students pursue individualized study areas not available in existing courses or independent study. These projects will be completed under the supervision and direction of a faculty member within the department of recreation management and therapeutic recreation. Examples include: wheelchair sports/coaching, special recreation programs, Special Olympics, development of professional materials/programs, and other topics. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: RTH 456/556; consent of instructor and student’s advisor. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

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