REC - Recreation

Philip W. Scruggs, Dept. Chair (101 Phys. Ed. Bldg. 83844-2401; phone 208/885-7921).

REC 104 Introduction to Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Professions

Rec 104 Introduction to Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Professions (3 cr)

Introduction to the foundations of recreation, park and tourism professions and careers, and related issues, resources, and professional opportunities. (Fall only)

REC 105 Teaching Golf I

Rec 105 Teaching Golf I (2 cr)

Teach Professional Golf Management students the basics of golf instruction. They will learn how to establish relationships, organize groups, design golf development programs, demonstrate the short game, as well as the full swing. (Spring only)

Prereq: PGM student or REC 103 and permission

REC 107 Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Pursuits

Rec 107 Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Pursuits (3 cr)

Introduction to outdoor recreation and tourism pursuits -via theoretical discussion, examination of current trends and hands-on programming and participation opportunities. Overnight field trips and weekly labs required.

REC 108 Orienteering & Navigation

Rec 108 Orienteering & Navigation (1 cr)

This course will provide an introduction to orienteering and basic map and compass navigation skills for working or recreating. The reading and understanding of forest service and topographical maps will be covered with a focus on symbols, legends, border information and contour lines. Magnetic compasses and an introduction to GPS technology will be used to teach course plotting on maps. Orienteering field experience will be integrated throughout the course. Instruction requires practical field application for hands-on experience.

REC 200 Seminar

Rec 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

REC 203 Workshop

Rec 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

REC 204 Special Topics

Rec 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

REC 205 Teaching Golf II

Rec 205 Teaching Golf II (2 cr)

Basic fundamentals of how the golf swing works. Students will learn how to analyze swing motion and observe ball flight characteristics to help the student improve their golf game. Students will also examine ways to generate business using marketing and promotional techniques. (Fall only)

Prereq: PGM student or Bus 103 and Permission

REC 216 River Recreation and Water Craft Safety

Rec 216 River Recreation and Water Craft Safety (3 cr)

Introduction to water crafts (river board, rafts, canoes, inflatables, etc) and teaching basic paddling skills and aspects of safety. Additional content includes: river policy, history, culture, careers/guiding, equipment maintenance/storage, river camping and leadership. Field days required (3-5 days).

Prereq or Coreq: Rec 107

REC 218 Rock Climbing & Mountaineering

Rec 218 Rock Climbing & Mountaineering (3 cr)

This course will teach: intra to fundamentals of basic rock climbing including equipment, climbing techniques, knots, belaying, and rappelling; emphasis on skill development, risk management, and leadership. Intra to fundamentals of mountaineering including equipment; fundamentals; rock, snow, and ice techniques; climbing equipment; navigation; expedition planning and safety; emphasis on skill development and safety. This course will follow and promote industry safety standards and teach best practices. Instruction requires three to five full days of practical field application for hands-on experience.

Prereq: Rec 107

REC 222 Cross Country Skiing

Rec 222 Cross Country Skiing (1 cr)

Intro to skills of cross country skiing including equipment, waxing, climbing techniques, turns, downhill, and diagonal glides. One 1-day field trip. Recommended Preparation: Two courses from NRS 287, NRS 387, NRS 487, NRS 490. (Alt/yrs)

REC 223 Winter Skills

Rec 223 Winter Skills (2 cr)

Intro to fundamental skills reqd to successfully travel in winter environment, including equipment, trip planning, avalanche awareness, snow shelters, travel techniques, and safety including psychological and physiological aspects of cold/winter weather. One 1-day and one 2-day field trips. Recommended Preparation: Rec 222 and two courses from NRS 287, NRS 387, NRS 487, NRS 490. (Alt/yrs)

REC 224 Whitewater Rafting

Rec 224 Whitewater Rafting (1 cr)

Intro to skills of whitewater rafting including equipment, trip planning, permits, techniques, and river impact. One or two field trips. (Alt/yrs)

Prereq: Two courses from NRS 287, NRS 387, NRS 487, NRS 490, or Permission

REC 225 Kayaking

Rec 225 Kayaking (1 cr)

Intro to skills of whitewater kayaking including equipment, eskimo rolls, eddy turns, ferrying, and rapid maneuvering. One 2-day field trip. (Alt/yrs)

Prereq: Two courses from NRS 287, NRS 387, NRS 487, NRS 490, or Permission

REC 227 Mountain Biking

Rec 227 Mountain Biking (1 cr)

Introduction to fundamentals of mountain biking including equipment, trip planning, skill development, off-road riding, bike repair, and safety. One 3 to 7 day field trip required.

REC 228 Avalanche Fundamentals

Rec 228 Avalanche Fundamentals (2 cr)

This course will teach the skills necessary for understanding the complex systems involved in backcountry winter avalanche conditions. This course will follow and promote industry safety standards and teach best practices based off of the guidelines set by the American Avalanche Association. This two credit course will cover curriculum such as: general information about avalanche hazard, a framework for decision making and risk management while traveling in avalanche terrain, effective field observation techniques, companion rescue and proper equipment for traveling in avalanche terrain. Instruction requires two full days of practical field application for hands-on experience.

Prereq: Rec 107 or Equivalent Experience with Instructor Permission

REC 229 Swiftwater Rescue Training

Rec 229 Swiftwater Rescue Training (2 cr)

This course utilizes the professional expertise and curriculum from the Swiftwater Safety Institute, a leader in swiftwater rescue training and promoter of industry safety standards. This course will teach: identifying river hazards, rescue philosophy / liability, self rescue, tethered swimmers / contact rescues, throwbag deployment, boat based / shore based rescues, strainer swimming, shallow water crossings, foot and body entrapment, knots, boat pins, mechanical advantage and technical rope systems, quick, smooth, effective rescue technique. Instruction requires three full days of practical field application for hands-on experience.

Prereq: Rec 107 and Rec 216; or equivalent experience with instructor permission

REC 240 Recreation Activities, Programming and Marketing

Rec 240 Recreation Activities, Programming and Marketing (3 cr)

Introduction to recreation activities with applications to programming and marketing in leisure settings. Programming field experience required.

REC 254 Camp Leadership in Recreation and Sport

Rec 254 Camp Leadership in Recreation and Sport (3 cr)

Objectives, organizational structures, programs, and philosophies of for-profit and non-profit recreation and sport camps. One 3-4 day field trip. (Alt/yrs)

REC 260 Foundations of Leisure and Society

Rec 260 Foundations of Leisure and Society (3 cr)

History of and expanding role of leisure in modern U.S. life; emphasis on factors influencing leisure; analysis of leisure values as related to the individual and society. (Fall only)

REC 280 Recreation Practicum in Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Rec 280 Recreation Practicum in Recreation, Parks and Tourism (1 cr, max 3)

Practical experience in agency recreation and leisure services recreation, park, sport, or tourism agency services. Forty clock hrs reqd per cr. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission of advisor

REC 290 Wilderness First Responder

Rec 290 Wilderness First Responder (3 cr)

Wilderness First Responder is the accepted standard in wilderness medical training for guides, trip leaders, and outdoor professionals. This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to respond to back country medical and trauma situations. Over night field trip required. (Spring only)

REC 299 Directed Study

Rec 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

REC 305 Teaching Golf III

Rec 305 Teaching Golf III (2 cr)

This course will build on the concepts contained in the Analysis of Swing and the preseminar material for Philosophy and Swing Concepts. This course will examine swing philosophy; apply concepts to various situations; understand course management, physical fitness, and special populations; evaluate short game skills; identify and demonstrate different drills; and incorporate video technology.

Prereq: Rec 205

REC 310 Outdoor and Adventure Leadership

Rec 310 Outdoor and Adventure Leadership (3 cr)

Outdoor and adventure leadership for wilderness experiences and effective expedition planning. Fundamentals of handling wilderness emergencies and evacuation. Wilderness backpacking field experience required during course.

Prereq: Rec 107

REC 370 Leisure, Health and Human Development

Rec 370 Leisure, Health and Human Development (3 cr)

Leisure and health across the lifespan (early childhood to late life) based on health and human development concepts and theories. Emphasis on psychological, sociological, and cultural influences. (Alt/yrs)

REC 395 Diversity in Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Rec 395 Diversity in Recreation, Parks and Tourism (3 cr)

Delivery of recreation, park, and tourism services to diverse populations. Analysis of diversity issues in leisure settings.

REC 400 Seminar

Rec 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

REC 403 Work Shop

Rec 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

REC 404 Special Topics

Rec 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

REC 405 Professional Development

Rec J405/J505 Professional Development (cr arr)

Credit earned may not be applied toward graduate degree program. Professional development and enrichment of recreational professionals. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.

REC 408 Experiential Education and Adventure Recreation

Rec 408 Experiential Education and Adventure Recreation (3 cr)

Philosophical and theoretical foundations of experiential education and adventure activities, and applications to individual, group, and organizational development. Field trips required. (Alt/yrs)

REC 415 Turfgrass Management

Rec 415 Turfgrass Management (3 cr)

Turfgrass science, cultivation and management for a wide variety of golf course applications.

REC 424 Inclusive Physical Education and Recreation

Rec 424 Inclusive Physical Education and Recreation (3 cr)

See PEP 424.

REC 455 Design & Analysis of Research in Movement Sciences

Rec 455 Design & Analysis of Research in Movement Sciences (3 cr)

See PEP 455.

REC 485 Trends in Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Rec 485 Trends in Recreation, Parks and Tourism (3 cr)

Current trends and issues in the recreation, park and tourism field; analysis of selected topics of current relevance. (Alt/yrs)

REC 490 Management and Entrepreneurship in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

Rec 490 Management and Entrepreneurship in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (3 cr)

Models of entrepreneurism and components of successful management in recreation, sport, park, and tomism settings such as business planning, human resources, operations and risk management. (Alt/yrs)

REC 498 Internship in Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Rec 498 (s) Internship in Recreation, Parks and Tourism (cr arr)

Supervised field work with a professional recreation agency.

Prereq: Rec 280

REC 499 Directed Study

Rec 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

REC 500 Master's Res & Thesis

REC 502 Directed Study

REC 503 Workshop

REC 504 Special Topics

REC 505 Professional Development

Rec 505 Professional Development (cr arr)

See Rec J405/J505.

REC 575 Leadership, Programming and Marketing

Rec 575 Leadership, Programming and Marketing (3 cr)

Studies of theories, methods, and styles of effective leadership. Includes group dynamics, motivation, team building and leadership skills. Planning and development of activity programs and implementation of marketing techniques. (Fall only)

REC 585 Policy Analysis and Historical Perspectives of Leisure

Rec 585 Policy Analysis and Historical Perspectives of Leisure (3 cr)

Examination of the policy issues that affect the physical education and recreation fields; study of the historical significance of key events and individual contributions from cultural, social and economic points of view. (Fall or Summer only)

REC 595 Budgeting, Financing and Managing Recreational Facilities

Rec 595 Budgeting, Financing and Managing Recreational Facilities (3 cr)

Policies and practices involved in budgeting, financing, acquisition, managing recreation agencies and facilities. (Spring only)

REC 596 Recreation and Sport Management Behavior

Rec 596 Recreation and Sport Management Behavior (3 cr)

Management behavior and strategies related to recreation and sport agencies, including leadership, supervision, and a variety of administrative issues. (Spring only)

REC 598 Internship

Rec 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

Supervised field experience in an appropriate leisure agency.

Prereq: Permission

REC 599 Research

Rec 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission