Chronic Health Conditions and Therapeutic Recreation

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Course Code
THRT 2408
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Coquitlam

Overview

Course Description
This course explores chronic health conditions and their impact on individuals and society. Current research and best practices will be examined and used to develop therapeutic recreation interventions that can make a difference and enable one to live well with a chronic health condition. In addition, models for chronic disease prevention and management will be explored with the intent of examining the role and contribution of therapeutic recreation within these.
Course Content

Chronic Health Conditions

  • Common chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, sensory impairments
  • Chronic health conditions and the International Classification of Functioning (ICF)
  • Impact of chronic health conditions on one’s ability to live well

Best Practices and Evidence Based Interventions

  • Evidence based interventions for different chronic health conditions
  • Link to, and inform TR practice
  • Program protocol format to design evidence based TR programs for individuals with chronic health conditions

Leadership

  • Individual leadership of evidence based TR programs for groups
  • Self management program models and techniques
  • Behavior change models

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

  • Current models
  • Role of therapeutic recreation within different models
  • Role of leisure education – particular application of Serious Leisure
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture/discussion
  • Case studies
  • Media
  • Community service learning
  • Technology – digital camera filming 
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Tests
  • Written assignments
  • Leadership presentation

This is a letter graded course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss chronic health conditions and their impact on quality of life
  2. Examine evidence based interventions for chronic health conditions and discuss how these can inform  therapeutic recreation practice
  3. Design evidence based therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with chronic health conditions
  4. Apply leadership techniques for evidence based TR programs, self management and behavior change
  5. Discuss models of chronic disease prevention and management and the role of therapeutic recreation within them.
Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

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

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU HSRV 2XX (3) 2012/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2012/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2006/09/01 to 2011/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2012/01/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 2XX (3) 2012/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2012/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2012/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2006/09/01 to 2011/12/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2006/09/01 to 2011/12/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2012/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2012/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (2) 2006/09/01 to 2011/12/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PE 2XX (1) 2006/09/01 to 2008/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2012/01/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 2XX (1) 2008/05/01 to 2011/12/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU PHED 2nd (3) 2012/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.