REC410 - Experiencing Recreation IV

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Last revision date Dec 29, 2019 8:09:59 PM
Last review date Dec 29, 2019 8:09:59 PM

Subject Title
Experiencing Recreation IV

Subject Description
This course is focused on recreation capacity, industry sustainability, and year-round participant engagement. Recreation volunteers, leaders, and professionals play a critical role in creating community cohesiveness and developing collaborations between governments, organizations, associations, and the private sector. This course has a strong focus on community engagement and requires you to connect with professionals from the recreation and leisure industry. A portion of this course will focus on winter activity and the importance of maintaining healthy living practices throughout the season. Unlike previous Experiencing Recreation courses, major assignments are self-driven and are only limited by your imagination and creativity. Simulating a supportive workplace environment, we will explore and develop your workplace values and ethics that will help you transition into employment. Together we will gain a better understanding of how each recreation professional can contribute to, and build, a long-lasting career in recreation. 

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Recreation and Leisure services program.

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

  1. Develop a repertoire of winter programming activities that can be implemented to engage people in healthy active living during the winter months.
  1. Gain an understanding and appreciation of the role recreation plays in communities.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of knowledge and skills gained over the duration of the RLS program through hands-on applications.
  1. Critically assess and evaluate how recreation volunteers and professionals lead communities in developing collaborative, impactful, recreational experiences.
  1. Identify and implement risk management practices for winter activities.
  1. Evaluate alternative recreational programming venues and develop strategies for engaging and supporting potential users.
  1. Develop and practice professional communication skills used to strengthen leadership teams and create cohesion. 
  1. Gain an understanding of how networking and supportive environments can impact employability and career development.
  1. Develop accountability, reliability, professionalism and readiness for a career in recreation and leisure services.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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