RLS 290 - Introduction to Inclusive Recreation
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course introduces students to the concepts, methods, and settings for developing inclusive recreation services for individuals with disabilities. These concepts and methods can be applied with individuals and groups having physical, emotional, psychological, or intellectual disabilities who may need adaptations for inclusive recreation services.
Schedule: Fall semester. 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: Jim Holben; email: jim.Holben@dakotacollege.edu
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: This text is recommended, but is not required for the course. Lynn Anderson, PhD CTRS; Carla Brown Kress, MED CTRS. Inclusion-Including People with Disabilities in Parks and Recreation Opportunities. 1st/2003 ed. Venture Publishing, Inc. State College, PA. ISBN: 1-892132-33-8.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an increased awareness of inclusive recreation experiences.
- Express an understanding of Public Policy in relation to individuals with disabilities.
- Recognize disabling conditions such as mental illness, physical disabilities and other disabilities.
- Identify the barriers that individuals with disabilities may confront when engaging in leisure activity.
- Facilitate abilities of individuals with disabilities to overcome barriers to leisure involvement.
- Develop, implement and evaluate an inclusive recreation program for an individual with a disability.
- Graded assignments: Essay paper, responses to discussion board questions, two article reviews, eight volunteer service hours, and semester project.
- Graded quizzes/tests: Ten Quizzes, three exams, and a Comprehensive Final.
- Grades: Your final grade is determined by dividing total points earned by total points possible.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All quizzes and exams can be taken on any computer with Internet access.
- Quizzes and exams can be taken at home, in a library, and/or some other setting that has a suitable testing environment.
- Each quiz/test will be available for a 3-5 day period on dates set by the instructor. Students can take a quiz/test at any time during the 3-5 day period.
- Each quiz/test will be available for a limited period of time (15-90 minutes) depending upon the number of questions.
- Tests are comprised primarily of multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and matching questions. Quizzes have approximately 5 questions each and tests have around 25 questions each. A comprehensive exam of 100 points is given at the end of the course.
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