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Department of Physical Education and Recreation

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School of Education, Business, and Human Services
Department of Physical Education and Recreation

Christen Smith, Chair
Field House, Room 144D

No Graduate Programs or Certificates offered.

 

REC 705 - Leisure Research Methods (3)

Introduction to the process of leisure research, beginning with ethical and political considerations, paradigm adoption, topic choice, and methodology (research designs, sampling, instrumentation, data collection approaches) used in leisure research. The class also emphasizes the reading and understanding of leisure research articles. During this course, students will select and begin to develop a topic for a thesis or professional paper.

REC 710 - Programming Leisure Services for Deaf and Other Populations (3)

This course is designed to introduce the student to a comprehensive program planning and benefits_driven process. The emphasis is on recreation program planning for persons who are deaf/hard of hearing/late deafened. In an attempt to assist students in understanding the increasing diversity of the population of the United Stats and the world, this course will address program planning concerns and issues related to diversity (in terms of language choice, mainstream orientation, gender, age, race, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and ability).

REC 720 - Administrative Issues in Recreation Programs for Deaf & Other Population (3)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the major administrative, supervision and management issues confronting leisure service organizations. Administrative principles and practices will be discussed as they relate to the recreation and park profession serving the deaf community. In an attempt to assist students in understanding the increasing diversity of the population of the United States and the world, this course will address administrative concerns and issues related to diversity (in terms of gender, age, race, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and ability).

REC 780 - Graduate Internship in Leisure Services Administration (3)

The graduate internship is the culminating experience in the Master of Science degree in Leisure Services Administration. The experience should enable the student to bring together all aspects of the graduate program so that he/she can apply theories, knowledge, and skills learned in the classroom.

  • Prerequisites: Completion of all credit hours, except thesis or guided professional paper credits, for the degree; and permission of the department.

REC 790 - Guided Professional Paper (1-3)

This course will be taken by students desiring either: intensive in-depth study and synthesis of a topic related to some aspect of leisure service delivery; or involvement in an approved service project for a leisure service organization. Development of the professional paper will be conducted under the direction of a graduate faculty member and will entail writing and making oral presentations of findings. May be taken more than once.

  • Prerequisites: REC 705 and permission of the instructor.

REC 791 - Thesis (1-3)

This course will be taken by students involved with research associated with a thesis option in the leisure services administration program. Research will be conducted under the direction of a graduate faculty member and will entail developing, designing and implementing the research project; as well as writing and making oral presentations of findings. May be taken more than once.

  • Prerequisites: REC 705 and permission of the instructor.

REC 795 - Special Topics (1-3)

Grading System: letter grades only.

REC 799 - Independent Study (1-3)

Grading System: letter grades only. Individualized course of study focusing on particular problem not covered in regular courses.

  • Prerequisite: Appropriate level of matriculation, permission of instructor and Special Independent Study Form.
 
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