RLS 215 - Recreation Areas & Facilities
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: Design, operation, and maintenance of recreation areas and facilities.
Schedule: Fall, spring, and summer semesters. This course follows the on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Roger Mazurek; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Fundamental understanding of the planning process for facilities (venue) development in parks, recreation, and sports
- Knowledge of the construction terminology and the rules of the various professional involved in designing and constructing a facility or venue
- Knowledge of facilities or venue construction standards
- An understanding and application of the various construction standards established by various governing bodies
- An understanding of contemporary facility financing strategies
- Fundamental understanding of the concepts and issues of risk management as applied to the design and operation of park, recreation, and sport facilities or venues
- Knowledge of principles and practices of safety, emergency action and risk management in park, recreation, and sport agencies
- An ability to develop and implement a risk management plan to assure the health and safety of participants and staff
- An ability to complete a conceptual site plan for a recreation or sport facility
- An ability to interpret and evaluate a site plan
- An understanding of the value of user and/or public input into the planning process
- An ability to identify and describe the elements of park planning
- An understanding the importance of venue and event management
- Knowledge of venue and event operations and maintenance
- An ability to develop venue and event programming and scheduling
- An understanding of venue and event marketing.
- An ability to plan special events
- An ability to plan a public and community relations program
- An understanding of the rule of the media
- Knowledge about the sport consumer and consumer behavior
- An understanding of customer service*Knowledge about public speaking
- An understanding of concessions operations
- An understanding of merchandising
- Knowledge of crowd control and security
- An understanding of economic theory applied to stadiums and arenas
- Knowledge of economic impact of venues and events
- Read and finish all assignments by the dates given in the course calendar.
- Chapter test are each worth 30 points and account for 75% of total grade.
- Each chapter assignment is worth 10 points and account for 25% of total grade.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All exams are given online and can be taken on any computer with Internet access.
- Each group of assigned chapters is followed by an exam that must be completed on dates posted on the course calendar. Exams will typically have 10 - 15 questions and must be completed within a 45 minute time period. No comprehensive exam will be given
- Makeup exams will be offered in the event an exam is failed
- Late assignments will be penalized 2 points for each day they are late.
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