Recreation and Parks (RPK) at Lord Fairfax 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
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RPK 120 - Outdoor Recreation
Includes history and philosophy of conservation, preservation, and the development of outdoor recreation in the United States. Emphasizes development of practical skills in planning, instructing, and managing outdoor recreation programs and facilities, including youth resident camps, R.V. campgrounds, as well as resources in the urban setting.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 135 - Program Planning
Includes principles of program planning in the recreation setting. Analyzes participants' needs and demands, as well as social, physical, and psychological characteristics. Explains how to organize and lead programs. Includes a leadership practicum.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 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