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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services

Linda A. Heyne, Associate Professor and Chair

The Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services offers three majors -- therapeutic recreation, outdoor adventure leadership, and leisure services. These majors lead to a broad range of leisure service careers. All three programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR). In addition to a general core of professional studies, the therapeutic recreation major and the leisure services major allow students to specialize in recreation program areas and settings of particular interest. Two minors are also available -- one in recreation and one in outdoor recreation.

B.S. in Leisure Services

Leisure professionals are people who value leisure as a meaningful pursuit across the life span and who work with others to promote personal growth, fitness, wellness, creativity, healthy leisure choices, and overall quality of life through recreation. Leisure services majors gain knowledge and skills in leadership, recreation program planning, group dynamics, facilitation techniques, cultural competence, research methods, supervision, and administration through a variety of in-class and experiential learning activities. Students may specialize in recreation service delivery areas, such as public parks and recreation, youth services, leadership development, commercial recreation, tourism, or hospitality. Students may also choose to combine the major with a minor in, for example, psychology, business, health, or nutrition promotion.

Careers in leisure services are growing, and opportunities exist in a variety of settings. Leisure professionals are employed in parks and recreation departments, non-profit agencies, fitness centers, youth-serving agencies, and camps. Graduates may also pursue careers in recreation business enterprises, travel and tourism, hospitality, resorts, theme parks, convention centers, events planning, and visitors bureau. Graduates of the leisure services program are eligible to apply for certification as a certified park and recreation professional through the National Recreation and Park Association.

Special Academic Status Policy for Leisure Services Majors

1. A student in this major must receive a semester grade of at least C- in all required 661-xxxxx courses.

2. A student who fails to complete a required 661-xxxxx course with a grade of at least C- must repeat the course. The Ithaca College policies on repeating courses stated on p. 574 must be followed.

3. A student who receives less than a C- after repeating a required 661-xxxxx course will be subject to dismissal from the program. A student dismissed from the program may be eligible to enter other Ithaca College degree programs.

4. A student dismissed from a professional practicum is subject to receiving a failing grade and, in that case, must complete a prescribed program of remediation prior to a second placement. The student must register again for the practicum. A student dismissed from a professional practicum a second time is subject to dismissal from the program.

5. In exceptional cases, a student may be readmitted to the program upon satisfying conditions determined by the faculty.

At least 60 credits of liberal arts are required to graduate with a B.S. degree. All candidates for the B.S. degree in leisure services must complete a minimum of 120 credits in the components described below.

Requirements for the Major in Leisure Services -- B.S.

General requirements (LA)

303-xxxxx

Biology course or

 

663-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I (4)

3-4

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

313-xxxxx

Mathematics elective

3-4

319-xxxxx

Speech communication elective (319-11000, 319-11500, 319-14000, or 319-14900)

3

330-10400

Introduction to Developmental Psychology or

 

330-20400

Principles of Developmental Psychology

3

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-xxxxx

Applied writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

Cultural diversity elective -- Select one of the following courses

310-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

310-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

 

319-34700

Intercultural Communication (3)

 

331-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

 

331-13000

Youth and Youth Cultures (3)

 

331-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

 

331-22600

Sociology of Hispanic Americans (3)

 

331-30300

Global Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

 

331-32500

Race, Class, and Gender (3)

 

339-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

 

339-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

640-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide (3)

 

640-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

640-25000

International Health Issues (3)

 

666-31200

Health Care and Culture (2) and

 

666-31300

Health Care and Culture: International Field Experience (1)

3

 

Fine arts elective

3

 

Total, general requirements (LA)

30-32

Professional core

661-10300

History and Philosophy of Leisure

3

661-10500

Leadership

3

661-12500

Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services

3

661-13900

Computer Applications in Recreation

3

661-23200

Program Planning

3

661-23500

Design and Operation of Areas and Facilities

3

661-33000

Administration and Supervision

3

661-33200

Research Methods

3

661-34000

Inclusive Community Leisure Services

3

661-45300

Seminar: Professional Development

3

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

 

Total, professional core

31

Leisure services electives -- A minimum of 15 credits is required. Three credits must have a liberal arts (LA) designation. The courses listed below meet the LA requirement. The remaining 12 credits may be any 661-xxxxx elective.

661-15100

Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Pursuits (3)

 

661-21500

Youth at Risk (3)

 

661-23800

Leisure and Aging (3)

 

661-27700

Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management (3)

 

661-33400

Leisure Education (3)

 

661-36600

Social and Cultural Aspects of Play (3)

 

661-45000

Independent Study (3)

 

Professional practicum -- A minimum of 6 credits must be earned in either 661-34900 or 661-44100, both of which can be taken for variable credit. The total number of practicum credits earned for the degree may not exceed 15, including those earned in fieldwork courses outside the major. Practicum credits beyond the 12 required may be counted as free electives.

Internships must be approved by the department chair. To be eligible for an internship (661-44100), a leisure services major must meet the following prerequisites:

· A GPA of at least 2.50 in Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services courses

· A minimum average of 3.00 in 661-24800 and 661-34800, Fieldwork I and II

· Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 and at least 24 credits earned in the last 12 months

· Completion of at least 24 credits of required recreation (661-xxxxx) courses and at least 6 credits of leisure services electives (661-xxxxx)

661-24800

Fieldwork I

3

661-34800

Fieldwork II

3

661-34900

Advanced Fieldwork or

 

661-44100

Internship in Recreation and Leisure Studies

6-9

 

Total, professional practicum

12-15

Liberal Arts Electives

 

Liberal arts electives

16-18

Free Electives

 

Free electives

11-14

Summary

 

General requirements

30-32

 

Professional core

31

 

Leisure services electives

15

 

Professional practicum

12-15

 

Liberal arts electives

16-18

 

Free electives

11-14

 

Total, B.S. in leisure services

120

B.S. in Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Careers in outdoor recreation are an exciting, varied, and unique aspect of the leisure profession. The outdoor adventure leadership major is designed for individuals who are enthusiastic about outdoor activities such as backpacking, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and wilderness travel, and who would like to work in the outdoors in leadership positions. The outdoor adventure leadership curriculum builds outdoor recreation knowledge and skills, as well as develops leadership skills to teach outdoor skills to others and safely oversee outdoor recreation programs. Career opportunities exist in outdoor leadership, outdoor education, team building, camp management, natural resource management, environmental interpretation, programs that serve youth at risk, and the adventure travel industry.

The outdoor adventure leadership program is affiliated with the Wilderness Education Association (WEA). WEA's 18-point curriculum, which emphasizes sound judgment and decision making in the context of acquiring professional knowledge and outdoor skills, is infused within the outdoor adventure leadership curriculum. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for WEA National Standards Program for Outdoor Leadership certification, which is recognized across the country for enhancing safety standards of adventure travel and for wilderness conservation.

Special Academic Status Policy for Outdoor Adventure Leadership Majors

1. A student in this major must receive a semester grade of at least C- in all required 661-xxxxx courses.

2. A student who fails to complete a required 661-xxxxx course with a grade of at least C- must repeat the course. The Ithaca College policies on repeating courses stated on p. 574 must be followed.

3. A student who receives less than a C- after repeating a required 661-xxxxx course will be subject to dismissal from the program. A student dismissed from the program may be eligible to enter other Ithaca College degree programs.

4. A student dismissed from a professional practicum is subject to receiving a failing grade and, in that case, must complete a prescribed program of remediation prior to a second placement. The student must register again for the practicum. A student dismissed from a professional practicum a second time is subject to dismissal from the program.

5. In exceptional cases, a student may be readmitted to the program upon satisfying conditions determined by the faculty.

At least 60 credits of liberal arts are required to graduate with a B.S. degree. All candidates for the B.S. degree in outdoor adventure leadership must complete a minimum of 120 credits in the components described below.

Requirements for the Major in Outdoor Adventure Leadership -- B.S.

General requirements (LA)

303-xxxxx

Biology course or

 

663-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I (4)

3-4

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

313-xxxxx

Mathematics elective

3-4

319-xxxxx

Speech communication elective (319-11000, 319-11500, 319-14000, or 319-14900)

3

330-10400

Introduction to Developmental Psychology or

 

330-20400

Principles of Developmental Psychology

3

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-xxxxx

Applied writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

Cultural diversity elective -- Select one of the following courses:

310-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

310-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

 

319-34700

Intercultural Communication (3)

 

331-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

 

331-13000

Youth and Youth Cultures (3)

 

331-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

 

331-22600

Sociology of Hispanic Americans (3)

 

331-30300

Global Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

 

331-32500

Race, Class, and Gender (3)

 

339-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

 

339-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

640-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide (3)

 

640-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

640-25000

International Health Issues (3)

 

666-31200

Health Care and Culture (2) and

 

666-31300

Health Care and Culture: International Field Experience (1)

3

 

Fine arts elective

3

 

Total, general requirements (LA)

30-32

Professional core

661-10300

History and Philosophy of Leisure

3

661-10500

Leadership

3

661-12500

Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services

3

661-13900

Computer Applications in Recreation

3

661-23200

Program Planning

3

661-23500

Design and Operation of Areas and Facilities

3

661-33000

Administration and Supervision

3

661-33200

Research Methods

3

661-34000

Inclusive Community Leisure Services

3

661-45300

Seminar: Professional Development

3

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

 

Total, professional core

31

Outdoor adventure leadership core

661-15100

Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Pursuits

3

661-21600

Outdoor Adventure Skills

3

661-27700

Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management or

 

661-35200

Outdoor Education

3

661-35400

Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Pursuits

3

661-42100

Wilderness Expedition Leadership

3

Professional practicum -- A minimum of 6 credits must be earned in either 661-34900 or 661-44100, both of which can be taken for variable credit. The total number of practicum credits earned for the degree may not exceed 15, including those earned in fieldwork courses outside the major. Practicum credits beyond the 12 required may be counted as free electives. Additionally, students must document a minimum of 750 hours of out-of-class trip leading (e.g., campus clubs, personal trips) as a requirement for graduation from the major. Students will discuss the parameters of this requirement with their adviser upon entry into the major.

Internships must be approved by the department chair. To be eligible for an internship (661-44100), an outdoor adventure leadership major must meet the following prerequisites:

· A GPA of at least 2.50 in Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services courses

· A minimum average of 3.00 in 661-24800 and 661-34800, Fieldwork I and II

· Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 and at least 24 credits earned in the last 12 months

· Completion of at least 24 credits of required recreation (661-xxxxx) courses and at least 6 credits of leisure services electives (661-xxxxx)

661-24800

Fieldwork I

3

661-34800

Fieldwork II

3

661-34900

Advanced Fieldwork or

 

661-44100

Internship in Recreation and Leisure Studies

6-9

 

Total, professional practicum

12-15

Liberal arts electives

 

Total

17-18

Free electives

 

Total

10-14

Summary

 

General requirements

30-31

 

Professional core courses

31

 

Outdoor adventure leadership core courses

15

 

Professional practicum

12-15

 

Liberal arts electives

17-18

 

Free electives

10-14

 

Total, B.S. in outdoor adventure leadership

120

B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic recreation offers career opportunities for those who are interested in working with individuals with disabilities and other health conditions by using recreation as an intervention to promote independence, functioning, and quality of life. Therapeutic recreation specialists assess physical, social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning to determine the individual's needs, interests, abilities, and goals. With this information, they develop individualized treatment plans and intervention strategies to address functional limitations and support the individual's goals toward health and wellness.

Therapeutic recreation specialists utilize medically approved activities to rehabilitate, maintain, or enhance their clients' functional abilities. These activities can include arts, crafts, music, dance, drama, horticulture, adventure programs, interaction with pets, sports, games, and community-based outings. These activities help individuals build self-esteem, interact effectively with others, develop physical and cognitive abilities, and learn new skills.

Career placements in therapeutic recreation are on the rise, and opportunities are best for individuals with a bachelor's degree. Therapeutic recreation specialists work in a variety of settings. In clinical settings, such as hospitals and rehabilitation centers, they treat or rehabilitate individuals with specific medical problems in cooperation with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, social workers, occupational therapists, and physical therapists, among others. In nursing homes and residential facilities, therapeutic recreation specialists utilize activities to enhance general health and quality of life. In the community, therapeutic recreation specialists work with recreation department agencies, special education programs, correctional facilities, youth-at-risk agencies, and programs for older adults. In these settings, therapeutic recreation specialists develop interventions that promote self-efficacy, community inclusion, fitness, healthy leisure behaviors, and overall quality of life.

Graduates of the therapeutic recreation program are eligible to apply for certification through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. All of the graduates from the therapeutic recreation program have passed the certification exam.

Special Academic Status Policy for Therapeutic Recreation Majors

1. A student in the therapeutic recreation major must receive a semester grade of at least C- in all required 661-xxxxx courses.

2. A student who fails to complete a required 661-xxxxx course with at least a C- grade must repeat the course. The Ithaca College policies on repeating courses stated on p. 574 must be followed.

3. A student who receives less than a C- after repeating a required 661-xxxxx course will be subject to dismissal from the program. A student dismissed from the program may be eligible to enter other Ithaca College degree programs.

4. A student dismissed from a professional practicum is subject to receiving a failing grade and, in that case, must complete a prescribed program of remediation prior to a second placement. The student must register again for the practicum. A student dismissed from a professional practicum a second time is subject to dismissal from the program.

5. In an exceptional case, a student may be readmitted to this program upon satisfying conditions determined by the faculty.

Requirements for the Major in Therapeutic Recreation -- B.S.

At least 60 credits of liberal arts courses are required to graduate with a B.S. degree. All candidates for the B.S. degree in therapeutic recreation must complete a minimum of 120 credits in the various components described below.

General requirements

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

313-xxxxx

Math elective

3-4

314-23000

Bioethics

3

319-xxxxx

Speech Communication (319-11000, 319-11500, 319-14000, or 319-14900)

3

330-10400

Introduction to Developmental Psychology or

 

330-20400

Principles of Developmental Psychology

3

330-32100

Abnormal Psychology

3

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II (by placement)

3

377-xxxxx

Writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

Cultural diversity elective -- Select one from the following

310-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

310-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

 

319-34700

Intercultural Communication (3)

 

331-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

 

331-13000

Youth and Youth Cultures (3)

 

331-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

 

331-22600

Sociology of Hispanic Americans (3)

 

331-30300

Global Race and Ethnicity (3)

 

331-32500

Race, Class, and Gender (3)

 

339-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

 

339-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

640-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide (3)

 

640-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

 

640-25000

International Health Issues (3)

 

666-31200

Health Care and Culture (3) and

 

666-31300

Health Care and Culture: International Field Experience (1)

3-4

 

Total, general requirements

30-31

Required health science courses

640-10200

Medical Terminology

3

640-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

663-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

663-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

 

Total, required health science courses

15

General recreation courses

661-10300

History and Philosophy of Leisure

3

661-10500

Leadership

3

661-12500

Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services

3

661-13900

Computer Applications in Recreation

3

661-23200

Program Planning

3

661-23500

Design and Operation of Areas and Facilities

3

661-33000

Administration and Supervision

3

661-33200

Research Methods

3

661-xxxxx

Recreation elective: any recreation course not required in the major

3

 

Total, general recreation courses

27

Therapeutic recreation professional core courses

661-23300

Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

3

661-24300

Interventions and Protocols in Therapeutic Recreation

3

661-33400

Leisure Education

3

661-34000

Inclusive Community Leisure Services

3

661-35000

Therapeutic Recreation Process I

3

661-36000

Therapeutic Recreation Process II

3

661-43300

Administration of Therapeutic Recreation

3

661-45300

Seminar: Professional Development

3

 

Total, therapeutic recreation professional core courses

24

Professional practicum -- A minimum of 6 credits must be earned in either 661-34900 or 661-44100, both of which can be taken for variable credit. The total number of practicum credits earned for the degree may not exceed 15, including those credits earned in fieldwork courses outside the major. Practicum credits beyond the 12 required credits may be counted as free electives. Students must complete a minimum of 480 hours over a period of no less than 12 consecutive weeks. No less than 20 hours can be completed in any week.

Internships must be approved by the department chair. To be eligible for an internship (661-44100), a therapeutic recreation major must meet the following prerequisites:

A GPA of at least 2.50 in Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services (661-xxxxx) courses

Minimum average of 3.00 in 661-24800 Fieldwork I and 661-34800 Fieldwork II

Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 and at least 24 credits earned in the last 12 months

Completion of a majority of the therapeutic recreation professional core

661-24800

Fieldwork I

3

661-34800

Fieldwork II

3

661-34900

Advanced Fieldwork or

 

661-44100

Internship in Recreation and Leisure Studies

6-9

 

Total, professional practicum

12-15

Liberal arts electives

 

Total

3-7

Free electives

 

Total

2-5

Summary

 

General requirements

30-31

 

Required health science courses

15

 

General recreation courses

27

 

Therapeutic recreation professional core courses

24

 

Professional practicum

12-15

 

Liberal arts electives

3-7

 

Free electives

2-5

 

Total, B.S. in therapeutic recreation

120

Minors

Recreation Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except leisure services, therapeutic recreation, and outdoor adventure leadership.

The academic minor in recreation is designed to increase the student's awareness of the importance and extent of leisure and recreation in modern society and to prepare the student to plan, organize, and lead a recreation program of limited scope in a variety of settings.

In addition to the minimum credit requirements for this minor, students must either provide documented evidence that they have had at least 200 hours of work or volunteer experience in the areas of recreation programming or leadership with a leisure service agency, or complete the course 661-24800 Fieldwork I as space permits. Experience from other course requirements or before admission to the minor program will not satisfy the experiential requirement.

Requirements

661-10100

Leisure and Society or

 

661-10300

History and Philosophy of Leisure

3

661-10500

Leadership

3

661-23200

Program Planning

3

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

661-xxxxx

Recreation electives

6

 

Total, recreation minor

16

Outdoor Recreation Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except leisure services, therapeutic recreation, and outdoor adventure leadership.

Outdoor recreation is being utilized in many settings. Businesses support "high adventure" programs for their executives. Social service agencies offer camping and outdoor adventure programs for clients. Schools use outdoor education and camping programs as part of their curriculum. This academic minor prepares students to plan, organize, and lead outdoor recreation programs of limited scope.

Requirements

661-10500

Leadership

3

661-15100

Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Pursuits

3

661-21600

Outdoor Adventure Skills or

 

661-35400

Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Pursuits

3

662-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

Recreation electives -- A minimum of 6 credits selected from the following

661-21600

Outdoor Adventure Skills (3)

 

661-25000

Rock Climbing (1)

 

661-25500

Outdoor Adventures for People with Differing Abilities (3)

 

661-27700

Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management (3)

 

661-35200

Outdoor Education (3)

 

661-35400

Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Pursuits (3)

 

661-42100

Wilderness Expedition Leadership (3)

 

661-xxxxx

Experimental or new course related to outdoor recreation (1-3)

6

 

Total, outdoor recreation minor

16

In addition to the minimum credit-hour requirements to complete the minor, students must provide documented evidence verifying that they have had at least 200 hours of work or volunteer experience in outdoor recreation leadership or programming, or complete the course 661-24800 Fieldwork I. Experience obtained as a result of other course requirements or prior to admission to the minor program will not satisfy the experiential requirement.

A maximum of 6 credits will be accepted in transfer for this minor. These credits may be obtained from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Outward Bound, or other experiential programs giving academic credit. In most cases, these credits will be substituted for 661-21600 Outdoor Adventure Skills or 661-42100 Wilderness Expedition Leadership.

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