HS 54400 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

This course will introduce students to the inclusive recreation professions person-first philosophy and will outline the therapeutic recreation process as well as its model and modalities of practice. Students will examine trends and issues, looking at demographics, economics, politics, and legislation as they affect the profession. Students will also be exposed to intervention techniques from a number of perspectives including orthopedic and neurological impairment, developmental disabilities, mental health, youth development, aging, and wellness. Students will be required to attend field trips to local recreation sites for hands on learning of the need for more inclusive sites in the local communities.