Recreation and Parks (RPK) at Patrick Henry Community College


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RPK 100 - Introduction to Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies
Includes history and philosophy of the Recreation and Parks movement. Discusses the theory of leisure and play. Analyzes leisure service delivery systems and career opportunities. Emphasizes the commercial, non-profit and public sectors, Armed Forces, therapeutic recreation as well as volunteer service.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 131 - Kayaking
Introduces kayaking techniques, water classification, conditioning, safety and destination planning. Includes field experience involving kayaking in multiple environments; flat water, ocean and whitewater (may require overnight stay). Prerequisite: Ability to swim.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
RPK 141 - Leadership and Supervision
Introduces leadership and supervision in the leisure services industry. Assesses leadership styles, traits and leadership theories and provides the opportunity for students to assess their own individual styles. Addresses group dynamics, conflict, and issue relating specifically to leadership of volunteers. Includes a leadership practicum.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 146 - Recreation Facilities Management & Design
Introduces concepts of facilities planning, site analysis, planning and zoning strategies, landscape design. Emphasizes the creation and maintenance of "people-space". Presents issues regarding community development, needs assessment, facility planning and design, geographic use patterns and demographics. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 152 - Sports First Aid & Safety
Focuses on the introduction to first aid protocols causes, signs and symptoms of injury for coaches, injury prevention, preseason physicals, fitness screenings, and conditioning programs and return to play guidelines, injury prevention and risk management, as well as the design and implementation of a medical emergency plan.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
RPK 180 - Youth Sports Administration
Prepares coaching professionals to develop and implement emotionally and physically healthful youth sports programs. Includes an analysis of the youth sports program planning process including: philosophy development, learning styles and outcomes, managing parents and players, skills development, risk management, financial planning and strategic partnerships and sports event management.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 201 - Recreation and Parks Management
Examines organization and management of recreation and park agencies. Discusses theories and principles of management, organizational behavior, budget preparation, hiring preparation, hiring practices and personnel management, documentation and presentation. Examines software specific to recreation facility and program management.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 210 - Principles and Psychology of Coaching
Provides an analysis of volunteer coaching and the coaching profession planning process including; philosophy development, learning styles and outcomes, managing parents and players, skills development, risk management, financial planning, drugs and eating disorders in sport and physical training.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 265 - Risk Management
Discusses the law and liability as they relate to the delivery of leisure services. Teaches practitioners legal principles necessary to analyze programs and facilities with respect to safety, emergency preparedness, and accident reporting protocols. Review hiring procedures, ADA compliance, national (CPSC, ASTM, OSHA) and professional standards (NRPA, ACA), certification and training standards (CPRP, CTRS), supervision and the role of maintenance and insurance. Uses case law and national compliance standards to illustrate legal principles. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits