Therapeutic Recreation - Course Descriptions
TRC 101 – Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
Historical survey of recreation with special
emphasis on current trends, problems,
and projected developments in
leisure classes. Emphasis on the historical,
philosophical, and psychological
aspects of therapeutic recreation. Field
experience with community agencies.
TRC 106 – History and Philosophy of Recreation
History and philosophy of the development
of recreation, park resources,
leisure services profession, and the use
of human and natural resources.
TRC 152 – Recreational and Adventure Activities
Method, theory, and selection of activities
in seven recreation program areas:
games, sports, arts and crafts, music,
drama, and special events.
TRC 156 – Recreational Services and Leadership
Study of the professional recreation field
and its importance in human development
and conservation of natural resources. Includes:
organization and delivery of recreational and
leisure services in public and private sector; park
resources movement; leadership experience
in recreational programming for well, able-bodied
persons; and evaluation techniques.
TRC 301 – Outdoor Recreational Pursuits
Theory and application of camping and outdoor experiences for various populations. Therapeutic recreation majors only. Prerequisite: Therapeutic Recreation 101.
TRC 302 – Leisure Counseling: Theory and Practice
Theoretical and practical foundations of
leisure as related to the individual and
recreation and therapeutic recreation.
Development of leisure counseling skills,
evaluation, and application to various
TRC 303 – Therapeutic Recreation Program Design and Intervention Techniques
Assessments, observations, and evaluations
of individuals with disabilities. Development
and design of comprehensive and specific
programs. Field experiences with community
agencies required. Prerequisite: Therapeutic
TRC 352 – Assessment and Evaluation
in Therapeutic Recreation
Analysis of motor development theories,
concepts of learning, mechanics of body
movement and the performance of tasks.
Testing, assessment, screening procedures,
and evaluation techniques. Field
work required. Prerequisites:
Therapeutic Recreation 101, Biology 101
TRC 401 – Internship in Therapeutic Recreation
Experience in a community or clinical
agency, supervised by a certified therapeutic
recreation specialist. Limited to
therapeutic recreation majors who have
completed all other degree requirements.
Second semester of senior year.
TRC 406 – Organization, Administration, and
Supervision in Therapeutic Recreation
Principles, methods, techniques, and
analysis of organizational patterns and
administrative problems involved in the
operation of recreational agencies.
Note: The figure in parentheses following the title of the course indicates the credit hours per term.
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