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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 151 - Orienteering
Introduces orienteering, compass and GPS use, topography, and geocaching as a sport. Teaches map reading, using a compass, decision-making and team work.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
RPK 160 - Wilderness First Aid
Examines the role of outdoor professionals in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban environments. Provides intensive, in-depth training in the areas of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment system, body systems, environmental injuries/ conditions, anaphylaxis, lifting/moving/extrication, patient carries, and backcountry medicine.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 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