REC110 - Experiencing Recreation I

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Subject Title
Experiencing Recreation I

Subject Description
This course is an introduction to the design, development, and organization of educational or activity-based experiences in recreation with a focus on active living and engagement.  Through hands-on experiences with flat-water canoeing, hiking, and activities, students will acquire activity-specific skills and gain an understanding of the critical components required to organize a successful 'event'.   This course will provide opportunities to analyze and critically evaluate community resources pertaining to youth organizations and current active living engagement programs.  The purpose of this course is to develop competent and effective entry-level leaders who will promote and provoke healthy active lifestyles.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate programming methods, venues, and resources utilised by recreational professionals
  2. Analyze the responsibilities of professionals and opportunities for professionals in this sector or recreation
  3. Demonstrate acquired activity-specific skills and techniques
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the required components for executing a quality ‘event’ for others
  5. Develop an appreciation for, and understanding of, programming design in the outdoors
  6. Apply knowledge of risk management to develop sound practices that mitigate inherent risks of selected recreational activities
  7. Critically assess the use of good judgment in making effective individual and group decisions as an entry level leader
  8. Apply acquired information from course lectures, discussions, practical components and course text to the planning of an ‘event’
  9. Identify professional organizations that promote and practice quality recreation for the public
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of health implications, barriers, resources, current programs in relation to active living for youth and adults

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