- Lecture and larger group discussion
- Small group discussion and activity
- Oral Presentations
- Guest Speakers
- Community service learning
Professionalization in therapeutic recreation, leisure and recreation and health promotion
- Philosophical and historical issues, role and identity
- Professional affiliation and organization
- Credentialing issues
- Body of knowledge issues
- Diversity issues
- Standards of practice
- Legislative and political issues
- Research issues
- International issues
Social Service System and Health Care Delivery Systems
- Health legislation, regulations, acts
- Health organizations
- Therapeutic recreation organizations
- Current service delivery challenges and issues
- Management and delivery at a local, community-based level
- Citizen-centred service delivery
- Education and employment in social service and health care systems
Leisure: Contemporary Trends and Challenges
- Demographic trends, racial and ethnic influences and gender influence on leisure lifestyles
- Values, challenges and expectations of the leisure experience
- Work and free-time shifts, leisure decline myth or reality
- Social justice through inclusive leisure services
- Major trends and events effecting leisure and recreation services
- Public, voluntary, commercial, therapeutic recreation, private, school-based, employee service systems and partnerships
- Challenges to the leisure service movement
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss current social, economic and environmental concerns influencing therapeutic recreation, leisure and recreation and health promotion services in Canada and internationally.
- Analyze current issues in the emerging therapeutic recreation, leisure and recreation, and health promotion professions.
- Analyze the trends and challenges of therapeutic recreation, leisure in recreation in health promotion in Canada and internationally.
- Synthesize knowledge of health and leisure in developing a comprehensive understanding of the future of therapeutic recreation, leisure and recreation, and health promotion services
- Discuss methods and resources to foster professional competence in therapeutic recreation, leisure and recreation and health promotion fields.
- Apply knowledge of professional and current issues in therapeutic recreation, leisure and recreation and health promotion services.
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.