KINS 3320 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
3 hours; 3 credits
Introduction to and overview of the continuum of therapeutic recreation programs and services for persons with disabilities through the lifespan. Recreation therapy, leisure education, leisure counseling, and recreation programming will be addressed. Students will be exposed to the differences and similarities in treatment methods in clinical, community and school settings. Overview of TR programs and planning that address physical medicine and rehabilitation techniques for community reintegration, impact of chronic illness and adjustment disorders frequently affecting vulnerable children, and juvenile offender risk factors will be provided.
Prerequisite: candidacy for a B.S. degree with a major in physical education and a minor in adapted physical education and therapeutic recreation; sophomore/junior standing. Co-requisite: Physical Education and Exercise Science/Kinesiology 3000.