Course

Older Adulthood: Chronic Health Conditions and TR

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Course Code
THRT 2408
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
This course explores chronic health conditions experienced in older adulthood. Current research and best practices will be examined and used to facilitate therapeutic recreation interventions that can improve quality of life and enable one to age well with a chronic health condition. In addition, the role of therapeutic recreation within models for chronic disease prevention and management will be explored.
Course Content
  • 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.
Learning Activities
  • Lecture/discussion
  • Case studies
  • Team-based activities
  • Presentations

 

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

  1. Discuss chronic health conditions experienced in older adulthood 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. Facilitate evidence-based therapeutic recreation interventions for individuals with chronic health conditions;
  4. Apply leadership techniques for evidence-based TR interventions, self-management, and behavior change;
  5. Discuss the role of therapeutic recreation within chronic disease prevention and management models.
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 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)

Course Offerings

Winter 2023

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
13297
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Tysor
Instructor First Name
Deborah
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

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

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
28
2
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
None
Room
None
Start Time
18:30
-
End Time
21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
13737
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Tysor
Instructor First Name
Deborah
Course Status
Waitlist
Section Notes

THRT 2408 001 This course is restricted to TR students enrolled in the In Person TR Diploma or TR Degree program.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
31
-1
Actual Wait Count
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
Room
A2081
Start Time
14:30
-
End Time
16:20