Older Adulthood: Chronic Health Conditions and TR
- Chronic health conditions experienced in older adulthood
- Current research and best practices used to facilitate therapeutic recreation interventions that can improve quality of life and enable one to age well with a chronic health condition
- The role of therapeutic recreation within models for chronic disease prevention and management
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.
- Over 50% of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Practitioners work primarily with older adults (NCTRC, 2014). Therefore, knowledge of chronic health conditions associated with aging and evidence-based interventions to improve quality of life for older adults equips TR Practitioners to successfully address the needs of the majority of the program participants they serve.
- Exploring current evidence for therapeutic recreation interventions that improve quality of life for older adults with chronic health conditions empowers TR Practitioners to facilitate purposeful, client-centred programming that produces intended outcomes.
- Gaining hands-on experience facilitating programs designed for older adults with chronic health conditions prepares TR Practitioners to graduate from Douglas College with career-ready skills.
- Building knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic recreation interventions for chronic disease management equips TR Practitioners to facilitate relevant, purposeful, effective, and holistic interventions.
- The TR Practitioner’s ability to apply relevant leadership techniques contributes to the quality and efficacy of the interventions they provide.
- Case studies
- Team-based activities
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 would include a combination of:
- Written assignments
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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss chronic health conditions experienced in older adulthood and their impact on quality of life;
- Examine evidence-based interventions for chronic health conditions and discuss how these can inform therapeutic recreation practice;
- Facilitate evidence-based therapeutic recreation interventions for individuals with chronic health conditions;
- Apply leadership techniques for evidence-based TR interventions, self-management, and behavior change;
- Discuss the role of therapeutic recreation within chronic disease prevention and management models.
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.
BIOL 1104 with a minimum grade of C
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for THRT 2408|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU HSRV 2XX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU HKIN 2XX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||No credit|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU KIN 2nd (3)|
THRT 2408 050 This course is restricted to TR students enrolled in the Online TR Diploma program. This course will include a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online activities. Students should plan to be available online at scheduled course times
THRT 2408 001 This course is restricted to TR students enrolled in the In Person TR Diploma or TR Degree program.