Course

Therapeutic Recreation and Physical and Developmental Disabilities

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Course Code
THRT 2407
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lecture
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
None
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this course students will gain an appreciation of the strengths and diversities of persons living with physical and developmental disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation intervention and implementation strategies and techniques will be used to explore disability and disease related changes a person experiences when acquiring disability. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health is considered in its relationship to therapeutic recreation practice.
Course Content
  • Strengths and diversities of persons living with physical and developmental disabilities
  • Therapeutic recreation intervention and implementation strategies and techniques
  • Disability and disease related changes a person experiences when acquiring disability
  • The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health and its relationship to therapeutic recreation practice

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

Course content will be guided by research, empirical knowledge and best practice.  The following values and principles, consistent with professional standards, inform course content.

  • Increasing knowledge and understanding of a range of disabilities increases competence of TR practitioners
  • Building leisure and recreation life skills increases individuals' capacity to engage in meaningful and challenging activity, develop personal networks and wellbeing, and increase opportunities for community engagement
  • Understanding classification systems used in cross disciplinary practice enriches inter-professional collaboration
  • Advocating for the rights of all individuals is central to therapeutic recreation professional standards of practice
  • Developing adaptation techniques for increasing access to leisure experiences is integral to inclusion

 

 

 

 

Learning Activities
  • Lecture
  • Group work
  • Student/media presentations
  • Community experiences
  • Skill development
Means of Assessment

Assessment will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course. This is a graded course.

 Typical means of evaluation will include a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • presentations 
  • testing
  • participation

Students in the TR program, both diploma and degree students, are required to attain a minimum of 60% (C letter grade) in all courses utilized for credit towards a diploma and/or degree in Therapeutic Recreation in order to progress in the program.

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. explain characteristics of a variety of physical, neurological, intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  2. discuss secondary implications of disability for people living with physical, neurological, intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  3. analyze and justify the role and benefits of leisure and recreation opportunities and experiences for people living with a physical, neurological, intellectual or developmental disability using evidence-based research;
  4. explore therapeutic recreation frameworks and interventions to solve problems that relate to diversity in abilities and disabilities including the principles of task analysis and adaptation;
  5. explain the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health philosophy, codes and qualifiers and their relationship to therapeutic recreation practice.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and materials are to be purchased by students. A list of required  textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of the semester. 

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

BIOL 1104 with a minimum grade of C

or

BIOL 1103 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 1203 with a minimum grade of C

or

BIOL 1105 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 1205 with a minimum grade of C

or

BIOL 1109 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 1209 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for THRT 2407
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV KIN 2nd (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 2XX (1.5)

Course Offerings

Winter 2023

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
17121
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Rachfall
Instructor First Name
Patricia
Course Status
Waitlist
Section Notes

THRT 2407 003-This course is restricted to TR students enrolled in the In Person TR Diploma or TR Degree program.

Registration in this course provides registrants with a 'time conflict' error. This error can be disregarded for this course as it is due to a required room booking overlap.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
32
-2
Actual Wait Count
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
Room
A2081
Start Time
9:30
-
End Time
12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
17135
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Rachfall
Instructor First Name
Patricia
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

This is a guided study for up to 8 students. Thursday classes will often occur in the gym and will be clearly indicated on the course syllabus.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
0
Actual Seats Count
0
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
Room
None
Start Time
9:30
-
End Time
12:20