Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Health Promotion: Internship

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Course Code
THRT 4855
Credits
12.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 14 to 16 weeks
Max Class Size
20 with a ratio of sections to students = 1/7.5
Method Of Instruction
Seminar
Practicum
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
The Internship, implemented in partnership between Douglas College and an approved Agency, offers the student the opportunity to apply classroom theory and skills. Supervised by the College faculty and qualified Agency staff, students will plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate individual and group programs and projects aimed to provide and promote therapeutic recreation and/or health promotion.
Course Content

Professional Roles and Responsibilities

  • Therapeutic relationships
  • Safe practice and safety awareness
  • Adhere to professional and agency standards, code of ethics and policies and procedures
  • Quality improvement process
  • Confidentiality in all communications concerning the agency
  • Self-awareness and self-evaluation skills
  • Accept and apply constructive criticism
  • Personal wellness and appropriate work habits

Assessment

  • Referral processes
  • Pertinent client information including disabling conditions
  • Knowledge and use of a variety of assessment tools and techniques
  • Conduct assessments including behavioural observations
  • Documentation of assessment results

Individual Interventions, Planning and Implementing

  • Individual program plan
  • Appropriate interventions
  • Leisure counseling strategies with individual clients
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Activity/task analysis and activity adaptation

Therapeutic Recreation Programs

  • Program protocols
  • Group assessment including awareness of group development, dynamics and needs
  • Breadth and depth in recreation activity skills
  • Group leadership including leisure education groups
  • Activity/task analysis and activity adaptation
  • Theories and practice of leisure education and counseling

Evaluate Outcomes of Interventions and Programs

  • Changes in functioning
  • Goal attainment scaling
  • Effectiveness and outcomes of individual plans
  • Revisions of individual plans as identified
  • Effectiveness of protocols and programs for groups
  • Revisions of group protocols and programs as identified

Working with Treatment/Service Teams

  • Therapeutic Recreation information shared with team
  • Communication with client
  • Integrate intervention plan
  • Work collaboratively

Managing Therapeutic Recreation Services

  • Program inventory
  • Coordination of support services
  • Program budget and expenses records
  • Scheduling of program, staff and volunteers
  • Risk Management
  • Standards and regulations at agency
  • Fiscal management practices
  • Quality management practices
  • Human resource management

Promotion of Profession

  • Community networking
  • Advocacy of clients
  • Education to community and agency
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Multi agency projects

Health Promotion Strategies: Empower Individuals

  • Educates about healthy lifestyle
  • Provides information about healthy choices
  • Promotes self-responsibility for health
  • Leisure a source for health

Health Promotion Strategies: Empower Communities

  • Identify public health promotion policy
  • Create supportive environments
  • Community development a source for health
  • Social support
  • Public participation in health.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Field practice and guidance
  • Small and large group seminars
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self assessment
  • Observations by site supervisors
  • Completion of written assignments
  • Participation in seminars
  • Midpoint and final evaluation meetings with site supervisor and college supervisor.

This is a Mastery/Non-Mastery course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate professional values, roles and responsibilities
  2. conduct leisure and health related client assessments
  3. plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and document individual program plans
  4. plan, implement, evaluate and document health promotion and therapeutic recreation programs and projects
  5. demonstrate the ability to work effectively with treatment or service teams
  6. describe the management practices of the agency
  7. promote therapeutic recreation as a profession
  8. demonstrate health promotion strategies which enable consumers to increase control over and to improve health
  9. demonstrate health promotion strategies that strengthen community development.
Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Requisites

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

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) No credit 2012/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit 2012/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU GBTR 1250 (2) 2008/09/01 to 2012/04/30
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2012/05/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 459 (3) & TWU HKIN 460 (3) 2008/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2012/05/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2012/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 4XX (3) 2008/05/01 to 2012/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PE 4XX (3) 2006/09/01 to 2008/04/30
Vancouver Island University (VIU) No credit 2008/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13740
04-Jan-2021
- 09-May-2021
04-Jan-2021
09-May-2021
Affolder
Jennifer
Open
Coquitlam
THRT 4855 080 is Off-campus. Restricted to Therapeutic Recreation students.


This section will be offered in a Hybrid format. It includes both online synchronous components and in-person off campus practicum activities. The instructor will provide notice of the dates of off campus practicum activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
20
18
2
0