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LS 191 Orientation to Leisure Studies 3 cr
An introduction to the Leisure Services profession; its history, philosophies, and the psychology of leisure in the changing society. Includes an orientation to community leisure agencies.
LS 194 Leisure Crafts 3 cr
Adapting various crafts media for use in recreational programs. Design and execution of creative crafts with emphasis on use of indigenous materials.
LS 276 Introduction to Sport Management 3 cr
A study of the activities, organizations, and businesses involved in producing, facilitating, and organizing sport, fitness, and recreation related products and services.
LS 280 Hospitality Services 3 cr
A study of hotel/motel/resort services. Includes an overview of recreation services, food and beverage, guest services, marketing, housekeeping, maintenance, and fiscal concerns.
LS 292 Outdoor Recreation/Adventure 3 cr
A classroom introduction to a wide range of outdoor recreation pursuits with an emphasis on safety, minimum impact, and “how to get started” in outdoor activities like backpacking, canoeing, rafting, car camping, hiking and others.
LS 295 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 3 cr
Introduces students to the field of Therapeutic Recreation, including the history, foundations, and philosophy of the field. In addition, characteristics and leisure needs of numerous special populations will be introduced.
LS 297 Campus Recreation 3 cr
Planning, organization, and leadership of intramural and community sports activities.
LS 298 Field Work in Leisure Services 3 cr
Opportunity to gain leadership experiences in leisure service settings.
LS 300
Global Tourism 3 cr

Examination of the impact of recreational, socio-cultural, economic, physical environment and governmental factors on leisure travels within the global tourism industry.

LS 375 Management of Therapeutic Recreation Services 3 cr
Management and organization of therapeutic recreation programs including professional and agency standards, staff development, internship and credential requirements, fiscal planning, con tenuous quality improvement, equipment maintenance, advocacy, and public relations.
LS 384
Sports Marketing 3 cr
An examination of marketing concepts and theories applied to the sport industry. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing, target marketing and segmentation, advertising and sponsorship, event marketing and promotions, branding, consumer behavior research, sponsorship proposals, and sports marketing plans.
LS 391 Leadership in Leisure Services (W) 3 cr
Theories, principles, and philosophies of leadership as applied to the delivery of Leisure Services. Also includes a study of programming principles and techniques.
LS 394
Sport Business and Finance 3 cr
This course provides undergraduate students with an introduction to investment valuation and key financial concepts of sport related entities. Students will develop revenue generating insight and budgeting knowledge of actual situations occurring in the sport and recreation industry. Topical areas covered include capital budgeting, facility financing, corporate sponsorship, salary structure, franchise valuations, and personal business transactions.
LS 395 Therapeutic Recreation Process 3 cr
This course introduces the comprehensive program planning process and the elements of assessment and documentation in a variety of therapeutic recreation service settings. A field work component may be required.
LS 397 Intergenerational Recreation and Wellness 3 cr
This course is an intergenerational experience combining theory and practice in aging and recreation. Students utilize the therapeutic recreation process (assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation) with older adults who have special needs, to promote health, wellness, and rehabilitation.
LS 465* Therapeutic Recreation Program Design
and Interventions I
3 cr
This course provides an examination of Therapeutic Recreation interventions and the role of research and theory in influencing practice. Course topics include: activity analysis, programming techniques, scope of service, intervention descriptions, historical perspectives, current research, and theoretical foundations related to TR intervention. A field work component of 40 hours is required that will allow students to gain experience implementing TR programs.
LS 466* Therapeutic Recreation Program Design
and Interventions II
3 cr
This course examines modalities and issues in therapeutic recreation practice with the primary emphasis on leisure education, scope of service, nature of populations served, systematic programming, activity analysis, and documentation of results. The course also addresses contemporary problems and issues in therapeutic recreation, and acquiring knowledge of medical terminology and therapeutic drugs.
LS 467* Therapeutic Recreation for Physical Disabilities 3 cr
This course will familiarize the student with the etiology, characteristics and course of treatment provided to individuals with various physically disabling conditions and promote awareness of the role of Therapeutic Recreation in the physical rehabilitation process. A field work component of 40 hours is required.
LS 468 Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 3 cr
Assessment, documentation, and practical application of facilitation techniques in Therapeutic Recreation. Students will be required to prepare for, and assist, in the implementation of therapeutic recreation programs with regional organizations. Special permission of the instructor is required.
LS 469* Therapeutic Recreation for Psychological Impairments 3 cr
This course will familiarize students with the etiology, characteristics, and course of treatment provided to individuals with psychological impairments and developmental disabilities and promote awareness of the role of Therapeutic Recreation in the habilitation/rehabilitation process. A field work component of 40 hours is required.
LS 471* Evaluation and Research in Leisure Studies (W) 3 cr
This course offers an overview of the research and evaluation process in recreation and leisure studies. The first part of the course will emphasize the scope, meaning, and basic concepts of scientific research including aspects of research design. The second part of the course will focus on the application of the basic skills in a practical context in the environment of leisure studies.
LS 472* Legal Issues in Sports and Recreation (W) 3 cr
This course introduces students to the legal liabilities, negligence, contractual agreements, and risk management issues pertaining to the areas of sport and recreation.
LS 479 Leisure and Aging 3 cr
This course will provide an overview of the changes affecting the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains of the aged; implications of leisure and retirement; and institutional and community settings that provide leisure services for the older adult.
LS 480* Private and Commercial Leisure Services 3 cr
A survey of private and commercial leisure services including a study of resort operations.
LS 481* Tourism and Resort Development 3 cr
Tourism and recreational travel; nature of resort development and its effect on generating tourist flow to and within regions. Economic importance of both tourism and resort development.
LS 483* Issues in Leisure Services 3 cr
A study of the major trends, problems and issues in various areas of Leisure Studies.
LS 486 Sport & Recreation Facility Planning & Design 3 cr
This course will familiarize students with the basic methodologies, objectives, and principles applied to the design and strategic planning of sport and recreation service facilities. It includes the examination and implementation of guidelines used to create a facility planning brief.
LS 490 Special Topics 3 cr
Selected topics in leisure services. Topics will vary according to needs and interests of students. Course may be repeated for credit when content varies.
LS 492* Outdoor Education and Interpretation 3 cr
Theories, philosophies, and principles of outdoor education with emphasis on the development of interpretive programs.
LS 496* Sport and Recreation Resource Management 3 cr
A study of event and facility resource management in sport and recreation. Applies the functions of management to the supervision, operation, development, evaluation, and financing of sport and recreation facilities in public and private environments.
LS 498* Internship in Leisure Services 12 cr
Supervised experiences in an assigned leisure services or related agency. Requires approximately 500 hours of documented work.
LS 569 Leisure in Modern Society 3 cr
An exploration of the economic, religious, political, and sociocultural factors which influence leisure behavior in modern society.
LS 570 Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation I 3 cr
Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation I was designed to prepare the graduate student for the more complex areas of present day professional issues and services provision including: an in-depth analysis of historical and philosophical influences, therapy and facilitation techniques, quality management, ethics, standards of practice, clinical supervision, health care reimbursement and professional credentialing.
LS 571 Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation II 3 cr
This course is designed to familiarize the graduate student with the Therapeutic Recreation Process. Content areas will include: analyzation of assessment procedures, sources and processes, treatment planning, interdisciplinary procedures, medical record documentation, activity-based interventions and evaluation of program effectiveness.
LS 573 Issues and Trends in Leisure Services 3 cr
An in-depth examination of current issues and trends in Leisure Services with respect to their impact on the leisure service profession and society.
LS 576 Conceptual Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation 3 cr
Designed to introduce the student to the field of Therapeutic Recreation including philosophy, history, current issues and trends, administration and program development. The course will also provide an overview of various disabling conditions.
LS 580 Internship 3 cr
An individually planned practicum experience in an approved leisure services setting. Requires a minimum of 150 work hours per three hours of credit. HPELS advisor approval required.
LS 585 Management of Leisure Services 3 cr
An in-depth examination into the research, foundations, and functions in the delivery of leisure services, including current practices in management of fiscal procedures, budgeting and grants.
LS 590 Special Topics 3 cr
A varying-content course treating various aspects of Leisure Services. May be repeated once for credit when course content varies.
LS 591 Travel and Tourism 3 cr
A survey course designed to provide students with an overview of travel and tourism as an area of study. Discussions will center on tourism at the macro (regional and national) level. Tourist behavior, the social, environmental, and economic impact of tourism will be highlighted.
LS 592 Outdoor Recreation/ Adventure Programming 3 cr
Study and practicum in popular adventure activities (e.g., shooting sports, angling, backpacking, orienteering, rock climbing, canoeing). Emphasis on attitudes, skills, environmental awareness, teaching methodology, and principles of group leadership as they relate to adventuresome activities.
LS 596 Special Projects 3 cr
An individually planned experience whereby a student conceptualizes and researches a special problem relevant to the leisure services profession. Students will share their experiences in a weekly seminar (non-thesis option). HPELS advisor approval required.
*Only for students admitted to candidacy.

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