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  • LS 191
    Intro to Sport Mgt/Rec Studies
    3 cr

    An introduction to the Sport Management and Recreation Studies professions; its history and philosophies. Includes an orientation to community 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 Mgt
    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
    Intro to Therapeutic Rec
    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 recreation and community sport activities.

  • LS 298
    Practicum in Ther Rec
    3 cr

    Supervised practical experience that provides observation, participation, and application of therapeutic recreation and leisure studies concepts. Includes classroom instruction and exploration of career opportunities. Minimum 90-hours of practical experience required.

  • LS 300
    Global Tourism
    3 cr

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

  • LS 375
    Mgmt in Therapeutic Recreation
    3 cr

    Management and organization of therapeutic recreation programs including professional and agency standards, staff development, internship and credential requirements, fiscal planning, continuous quality improvement, equipment maintenance, advocacy, and public relations.

    Pre-requisite: LS 295 Minimum Grade of D.
  • LS 384
    Sports Marketing
    3 cr

    An examination of marketing and media concepts and theories applied to the sport industry. Content areas include basic marketing, target marketing and segmentation, advertising and sponsorships, event marketing and promotions, branding, public relations, social media, consumer behavior research, sponsorship proposals, and sport marketing plans.

  • LS 391
    Leadership in Leisure Studies
    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 structures, franchise valuations, and personal business transactions.

  • LS 395
    Therapeutic Rec Process (W)
    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.

    Pre-requisite: LS 295 Minimum Grade of D.
  • LS 397
    Intergenerational Rec/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
    TR Prog Des & Interventions I
    3 cr

    This course provides a 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.

    Pre-requisite: LS 295 Minimum Grade of D and LS 298 Minimum Grade of C.
  • LS 466
    TR Prog Des & 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.

    Pre-requisite: LS 295 Minimum Grade of D and LS 298 Minimum Grade of C.
  • LS 467
    TR for Phys 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 TR
    3 cr

    Study of the concepts and intervention techniques used in the application and process aspects of therapeutic recreation. Content includes evidence-based practice, planning and leading interventions, instructional techniques, counseling theory and practice, implementing groups, communication techniques, and facilitation techniques. A practical leaning component is included.

  • LS 469
    TR for Pysch Impairments
    3 cr

    This course will familiarize students with 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 & Research in LS-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/Rec - W
    3 cr

    This course introduces students to the legal liabilities, negligence, contractual agreements, and risk management issues pertaining to the areas of sport, recreation, and physical activity.

  • 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 LS
    3 cr

    A survey of private and commercial leisure service operations including a study of resort operations.

  • LS 481
    Tourism & 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 Studies
    3 cr

    A study of major trends, problems, and issues in various areas of Leisure Services.

  • LS 486
    Sport/Rec Facility Plan/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 studies. Topics will vary according to needs and interests of students. Course may be repeated for credit when content varies.

  • LS 492
    Outdoor Ed and Interpretation
    3 cr

    Theories, philosophies, and principles of outdoor education with emphasis on the development of interpretive programs.

  • LS 496
    Sport and Rec Resource Mgt
    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 Studies
    0 TO 12 cr

    Supervised experiences in an assigned leisure studies or related agency. HPELS advisor approval required.

  • LS 569
    Leisure and Society
    3 cr

    An exploration of the economic, religious, political, and socio-cultural factors which influence leisure behavior in modern society.

  • LS 570
    Procedures in TR 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 service provision including: an in-depth analysis of historical and philosophical influences, therapy and facilitation techniques, quality management, ethics, standards of practice, clinical supervision, healthcare reimbursement and professional credentialing.

  • LS 571
    Procedures In TR 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 LS
    3 cr

    An in-depth examination of current issues and trends in leisure studies with respect to their impact on the profession and society.

  • LS 576
    Conceptual Foundations of TR
    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 in Leisure Studies
    3 TO 9 cr

    An individually planned practicum experience in an approved leisure studies setting. Requires a minimum of 150 work hours per 3 hours of credit. HPELS advisor approval required.

  • LS 585
    Mgmt in Leisure Studies
    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
    Sp Top -
    3 cr

    A varying-content course treating various aspects of Leisure Studies. May be repeated 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 Rec - Adventure Prog
    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),