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RCLS: Recreation and Leisure Studies


5100. Aquatic Facility Management (3)
Operation, maintenance, and management of aquatic facilities used for recreation, exercise, therapy, competition, education programs, and other aquatic-related programs.
5101. Waterfront Facility Operations (3)
Principles and practices of waterfront facility management, maintenance, and operations.
5111. Recreational Facilities Management (3)
P: RCLS 3104 or 3120; or consent of instructor. Principles and practices of parks and recreational facility management, maintenance, operations, and evaluation.
6000. Philosophical and Social Foundations of Leisure Services (3)
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS or consent of instructor. Social and philosophical foundations for recreation and leisure services in dynamic society.
6005. Recreational Sports and Activities Management (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Philosophy, organization, and administration of recreational sports and activities.
6100. Risk Management and Legal Liability in Recreation, Leisure, and Recreational Sport (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Legal issues related to delivery of recreation, leisure, and recreational sport services, including legal foundations, liability and tort policy, employment laws, disability services, malpractice concerns, insurance, and current issues.
6110. Research Methods in Recreational Therapy and Recreation and Leisure Services (3)
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS or consent of instructor. Applies basic forms of research. Historical, qualitative, correlational, descriptive, causal-comparative, and experimental research designs as applied to recreational therapy, leisure services, and tourism.
6120. Seminar in Recreation, Leisure, and Recreational Therapy Administration (3)
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS or consent of instructor. In-depth examination and discussion of contemporary topics and issues pertinent to recreation, leisure, and recreational therapy service delivery.
6210. Management and Program Development in Recreation and Leisure Services (3)
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS or consent of instructor. Current theory, empirical research, and practical application of leisure service industry programming and administration.
6220. Managing Commercial and Tourism Industry Leisure Services (3)
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS or consent of instructor. Focus on commercial recreation and tourism environment, principles and concepts of management and marketing, and systematic techniques of analysis and inquiry.
6300. Statistics and Analysis in Health and Human Performance (3)
P: Graduate student in RCLS or consent of instructor. Quantitative methods and practices commonly used in social science statistics and analysis.
6501. Capstone Experience in Recreation and Leisure Services Administration (3)
P: DSCI 6123; RCLS 6110; or consent of graduate program director. Capstone experience involving scientific inquiry of select subject or problem area. Content negotiated between student and the instructor in compliance with departmental guidelines. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h.
6600. Graduate Teaching Seminar (1)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 3 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Provides foundation of knowledge and skills for teaching at college/university level.
6601. Research Colloquium in Recreation and Leisure Studies (1)
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 s.h. Review and critique of current research and applied projects.
6801, 6802, 6803. Special Topics in Recreation and Leisure Studies (1, 2, 3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h. P: Graduate standing in RCLS. New or advanced topics in an area of specialization.
6990. Supervised Field Experience (6)
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS or consent of instructor. Develop service delivery skills and understanding of administrative concerns.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.

RCTX: Recreational Therapy Administration

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5000. Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) Formerly RCLS 5000
Examines treatment principles in aquatic rehabilitation environment. Develop understanding of benefits, contraindications, and use of aquatic therapy to address needs of participants with specific health conditions.
5001. Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) Formerly RCLS 5001
P: RCTX 5000 or consent of instructor. Develop fundamental techniques in aquatic therapy. Additional attention to management of aquatic rehabilitation services.
6001. Biofeedback: Principles and Practices (3) Formerly RCLS 6001
P: BIOL 2130, 2131 or equivalent. Overview of biofeedback history, instrumentation, and intervention techniques, including assessment, treatment and evaluation processes.
6002. Biofeedback Laboratory (1) Formerly RCLS 6002
P/C: RCTX 6001. Application of biofeedback measuring and monitoring techniques in a variety of health and human performance settings.
6003. Advanced Biofeedback Laboratory (2) Formerly RCLS 6003
P: RCTX 6002. Assessment, treatment selection, documentation, and evaluation of biofeedback services in health and human performance settings.
6310. Program Development and Management in Recreational Therapy (3) Formerly RCLS 6310
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS administration or consent of instructor. Advanced program development for systematic design recreational therapy services.
6320. Client Assessment, Evaluation, and Documentation in Recreational Therapy (3) Formerly RCLS 6320
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS or consent of instructor. Client assessment and documentation. Treatment programming and comprehensive program evaluation.
6330. Administrative Aspects of Recreational Therapy (3) Formerly RCLS 6330
P: Admission to graduate program in RCLS or consent of instructor. Service delivery. Personnel management, quality management, financing and budgeting, and health care accreditation.
6502. Capstone Experience in Recreational Therapy (3) Formerly RCLS 6502
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. P: DSCI 6123; RCLS 6110; or consent of graduate program director. Capstone experience involving scientific inquiry of select subject or problem area. Content negotiated between student and the instructor in compliance with departmental guidelines.