Leisure, Health, and Wellbeing: Theoretical, Practical, and Policy Perspectives
Meanings and measures of health, quality of life, wellness, and wellbeing
- Interdisciplinary approaches
- Strengths and limitations of different definitions and measures of health
Evolution in approaches to public health and health promotion
- Historical developments in the field from health protection to health promotion
- Lalonde Report, Alma Ata Declaration, and the Ottawa Charter
- Principles of primary health care, health education, health promotion, population health
Population health and the social determinants of health
- Definitions and research evidence for major determinants including poverty, socioeconomic inequalities, social support, physical environment, race and culture, and gender
- Exploration of other relevant and timely issues, including aging, ability / disability, mental health and addictions, homelessness, violence
- Links and relevance to recreation, leisure, and therapeutic recreation
Health promotion and health policy
- Healthy Communities, Action Schools! BC, and other promising practices
- Working with community partners and government
- Current climate for health promotion, health research and policy development
Leisure and Wellbeing Model
- Foundational research and theoretical approach
- Application of model linking to leisure education and serious leisure
- Community service learning
- Student debates/presentations
- Media – videos, DVD
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Written assignments
- Leadership presentation
This is a letter graded course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Analyze the ways health has been conceptualized and measured across different fields of research.
- Examine the major historical developments, debates, and tensions in the fields of health promotion and public health.
- Critique how the determinants of health are commonly understood, measured, and portrayed in relation to current health problems and issues.
- Evaluate current health problems in relation to the role and interaction of various determinants.
- Articulate the links between the health determinants framework and approaches to leisure, recreation, and therapeutic recreation.
- Apply the Leisure and Wellbeing Model in a community setting guided by theoretical and foundational research.
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.
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 4704|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU HSRV 3XX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU HKIN 295 (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO HMKN 2nd (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC EPHE 4XX (1.5)|
THRT 4704 001 is restricted to Therapeutic Recreation students.