RLS*121, Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Services (3 credits)
Methods and activities that can aid in establishing better rapport with persons. Emphasis on therapeutic value of such experiences. (Updated November 2014)
RLS*122, Processes and Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation (3 credits)
This course provides an exploration of methods and materials utilized to lead people in creative/arts activities, physical/body movement activities, mental/stimulation activities, and social/interaction activities. The analysis of activities and the specific techniques for adapting activities in therapeutic recreation will be examined. (New course, November 2014)
RLS*221, Therapeutic Recreation (3 credits)
Emphasis is on meeting the varied needs and ability levels of clients through an in depth study of sensory integration, one to one programs for room bound, games, special events and parties, discussion groups, and creative expressions. Prerequisites: Either RLS*121, PSY*111. (Updated July 2019)
RLS*223 Leisure and Aging (3 credits)
This course serves as an overview to the delivery of therapeutic recreation services to older adults. The course will assist the student in developing an understanding of the elderly and how activity intervention may be used to reach treatment and rehabilitation goals. The course will focus on issues such as the physiological, psychological, and socio-economic factors of the aging process, leisure resources, community and institutional services, and recreation in assisted living facilities and in long term care settings.