Curriculum Guideline

Management in Therapeutic Recreation and Health Promotion

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
THRT 4701
Descriptive
Management in Therapeutic Recreation and Health Promotion
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
201910
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging from 1 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Contact Hours
60 Hours
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture / Discussion
  • Media
  • Small group work
  • Case studies
Course Description
This course introduces the theory and practice of management in therapeutic recreation and recreation health promotion services. It prepares students to become effective practicing therapeutic recreation or recreation health promotion managers in community-based, clinical or facility settings. Selective functions in administrative, operational, human resource, quality, and consumer management will be addressed.
Course Content

Management

  • Dimensions and skills of management
  • Management defined
  • Variables effecting management

Theories of Management

  • Classical  management theory
  • Behavioural management theory
  • Contingency management theory
  • General systems theory
  • Application of management theory to recreation and health settings

Functions of Management

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Directing
  • Controlling

Administrative Management

  • Leadership, group dynamics
  • Principles of organizational behaviour
  • Ethical principles of management
  • Application to recreation and health settings

Operational Management

  • Fiscal Resource Management
  • Revenue sources
  • Budget planning, monitoring
  • Performance reporting
  • Fund raising
  • Resource utilization
  • Application to recreation and health settings

Information Systems

  • Computer hardware and software
  • Application to recreation and health settings

Marketing Process

  • Promotion
  • Public relations
  • Application to recreation and health settings

Human Resource Management

  • Staff and volunteer management, including: recruitment, selection, orientation, motivation, recognition, team building and evaluation
  • Communication and motivation – conflict resolution
  • Job analysis and descriptions and performance appraisal
  • Organizing and facilitating meetings
  • Application to recreation and health settings

Consumer Management

  • Service delivery: goals, schedules, accountability
  • Risk management plans
  • Application to recreation and health settings
  • Quality management systems, continuous quality improvement, quality assurance
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. analyze the dimensions, responsibilities and challenges of management
  2. report the range of management positions in therapeutic recreation and recreation health promotion
  3. compare and contrast theories of management
  4. analyze the functions of management
  5. develop and apply operational management tasks such as budgets, computer and information systems,      problem solving and marketing associated with therapeutic recreation and recreation health promotion
  6. apply effective human resource management plans and skills, including staff and volunteers, related to therapeutic recreation and recreation health promotion settings
  7. apply a client centred approach when developing service management, risk management and quality service management plans that serve the consumer in therapeutic recreation and recreation health promotion settings

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.

An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.  Typical means of evaluation will include a combination of written assignments, presentations and testing.

This is a graded course.

Textbook Materials

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Resources include:

  • selected readings from a variety of therapeutic recreation practice text books
  • selected audio-visual and computer resources
  • selected readings from books and journals
Prerequisites
Which Prerequisite