Kathy Browder, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (101 Phys. Ed. Bldg. 83844-2401; phone 208/885-7921).
Rec 102 Introduction to Recreation Professions (1 cr)
Intro to recreation and its related management problems, resources, and professional opportunities. (Fall only)
Rec 105 Teaching Golf I (2 cr)
Teach Professional Golf Management students the basics of golf instruction. They will learn how to establish relationships, organize groups, design golf development programs, demonstrate the short game, as well as the full swing. (Spring only)
Prereq: PGM student or Bus 103 and Permission
Rec 106 Introductory Arboricultural Tree Climbing Techniques (1 cr)
Introduction to the techniques and skills required for arboricultural and recreational tree climbing. Course fee of $40.00 for equipment.
Rec 110 Recreation for People with Disabilities (3 cr)
Overview of recreation for special populations with emphasis on history, etiology, characteristics, services, resources, professional competencies and opportunities, and recreation programs. Two 1-day field trips may be required.
Rec 125 Outdoor Leisure Pursuits (2 cr)
Focus on wide range of outdoor leisure pursuits available in America, the public and private entities that administer them, and changes that increasing demand will necessitate in the future. Field trips required.
Rec 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Rec 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Rec 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Rec 205 Teaching Golf II (2 cr)
Basic fundamentals of how the golf swing works. Students will learn how to analyze swing motion and observe ball flight characteristics to help the student improve their golf game. Students will also examine ways to generate business using marketing and promotional techniques. (Fall only)
Prereq: PGM student or Bus 103 and Permission
Rec 208 Professional Involvement in Recreation (1 cr)
This course is designed to encourage students to gain exposure to the recreation and leisure profession by participating in professional development activities such as: conferences, workshops, seminars or special education programs.
Rec 220 Rock Climbing (1 cr)
Intro to fundamentals of basic rock climbing including equipment, climbing techniques, knots, belaying, and rappelling; emphasis on skill development, risk management, and leadership. Three off-campus field sessions. Recommended Preparation: Two courses from Rec 125, 320, 420, CSS 287, 387, 487, 490. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 221 Mountaineering (2 cr)
Intro to fundamentals of mountaineering including equipment; fundamentals; rock, snow, and ice techniques; climbing equipment; navigation; expedition planning and safety; emphasis on skill development and safety. One 3-day field trip. Recommended Preparation: Rec 220 and two courses from Rec 125, 320, 420, CSS 287, 387, 487, 490. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 222 Cross Country Skiing (1 cr)
Intro to skills of cross country skiing including equipment, waxing, climbing techniques, turns, downhill, and diagonal glides. One 1-day field trip. Recommended Preparation: Two courses from Rec 125, 320, 420, CSS 287, 387, 487, 490. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 223 Winter Skills (2 cr)
Intro to fundamental skills reqd to successfully travel in winter environment, including equipment, trip planning, avalanche awareness, snow shelters, travel techniques, and safety including psychological and physiological aspects of cold/winter weather. One 1-day and one 2-day field trips. Recommended Preparation: Rec 222 and two courses from Rec 125, 320, 420, CSS 287, 387, 487, 490. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 224 Whitewater Rafting (1 cr)
Intro to skills of whitewater rafting including equipment, trip planning, permits, techniques, and river impact. One or two field trips. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 225 Kayaking (1 cr)
Intro to skills of whitewater kayaking including equipment, eskimo rolls, eddy turns, ferrying, and rapid maneuvering. One 2-day field trip. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 226 Whitewater Canoeing (1 cr)
Introduction to fundamentals of tandem canoe paddling on whitewater rivers; equipment, trip planning, and paddling technique will be examined and practiced. One lec and 2 hrs of lab a wk; one 4- to 7-day field trip.
Prereq: Rec 215
Rec 227 Mountain Biking (1 cr)
Introduction to fundamentals of mountain biking including equipment, trip planning, skill development, off-road riding, bike repair and safety. One 3 to 7 day field trip required.
Rec 243 Recreation Activities (2 cr)
See PEP 243.
Rec 254 Camp Leadership (3 cr)
Objectives, program, and philosophy of private, organizational, and school camp programs. One 3-4 day field trip. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 256 Camp Counseling Practicum (2-3 cr, max 3)
For camp counselors who are employed by or assigned to approved camps. Cr granted on the basis of one cr for each two wks of camping. Student contracts with instructor for written work.
Rec 260 Historical Perspectives of Leisure and Society (3 cr)
History of and expanding role of leisure in U.S. life; emphasis on factors influencing leisure; analysis of leisure values as related to the individual and society. (Fall only)
Rec 280 Recreation Practicum (1 cr, max 2)
Practical experience in agency recreation and leisure services. Forty clock hrs reqd a cr. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission of advisor
Rec 290 Wilderness First Responder (3 cr)
Wilderness First Responder is the accepted standard in wilderness medical training for guides, trip leaders, and outdoor professionals. This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to respond to back country medical and trauma situations. Over night field trip required. (Spring only)
Rec 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Rec 305 Teaching Golf III (2 cr)
This course will build on the concepts contained in the Analysis of Swing and the preseminar material for Philosophy and Swing Concepts. This course will examine swing philosophy; apply concepts to various situations; understand course management, physical fitness, and special populations; evaluate short game skills; identify and demonstrate different drills; and incorporate video technology.
Prereq: Rec 205
Rec 320 Outdoor Recreation Leadership (2 cr)
Consideration and examination of successful outdoor recreation leaders; contemporary issues, effective trip planning, and evaluation of outdoor trips. (Alt/yrs.)
Rec 321 Wilderness Medicine and Evacuation (1 cr)
Fundamentals of handling wilderness emergencies; instruction including prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, and evacuation of injured people in remote situations. One 2-day field trip. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 340 Hospitality, Leisure, and Recreation Enterprises (3 cr)
Introduction to hospitality and commercial leisure enterprises. The course will include food and beverage service operation, profit and cost accounting, techniques, marketing, advertising schemes and the relationship between business and leisure programs, services, and products. Field trips required. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 365 Leisure and the Aging Process (3 cr)
Recreation programming for the elderly based on aging process, cultural influences, and psychological and sociological aspects; visitation and field experience reqd. (Alt/yrs)
Rec WS382 Hospitality Management and Organization (3 cr) WSU HBM 381
Same as CSS 381.
Rec 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Rec 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Rec 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
Rec J405/J505 Professional Development (cr arr)
Credit earned may not be applied toward grad degree program. Professional development and enrichment of recreational professionals. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Rec 410 Trends and Legal Issues in Leisure Services (3 cr)
Current trends and legal issues in recreation and parks field; group discussion; background and experience in solving recreation problems through selected topics of current importance in recreation/parks field. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 420 Experiential Education (2 cr)
Philosophy and administration of adventure activities, initiative games, ropes courses, and their application to individual and group development; program development and staff development. Field trips required. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 455 Design & Analysis of Research in HPERD (3 cr)
Same as H&S 455 and PEP 455. This course is designed to survey the basic types of research methods often found in health, physical education, sport science, and recreation. A variety of research designs and computerized statistical analyses are studied to help students understand the systematic nature of problem solving. Various research problems as they relate to health, physical education, recreation, and human performance are discussed for the purpose of identifying the broad and diverse nature of research in the movement, leisure, and health professions. (Spring only)
Prereq: Junior or Senior standing
Rec 487 Recreation Program Planning and Marketing (1 cr)
Planning and development of recreation programs and implementation of marketing techniques; practical application emphasis.
Rec 493 Management of Leisure Services and Facilities (3 cr)
Planning and development; leadership, facilities, finances, services, and public relations. (Alt/yrs)
Rec 495 (s) Practicum in Tutoring (1 cr, max arr)
Tutorial services performed by advanced students under faculty supervision. Graded P/F.
Rec 498 (s) Internship in Recreation (cr arr)
Supervised field work with a professional recreation agency.
Prereq: Rec 280, 445, and Senior standing
Rec 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
Rec 505 Professional Development (cr arr)
See Rec J405/J505.
Rec 575 Leadership, Programming and Marketing (3 cr)
Studies of theories, methods, and styles of effective leadership. Includes group dynamics, motivation, team building and leadership skills. Planning and development of activity programs and implementation of marketing techniques. (Fall only)
Rec 585 Policy Analysis and Historical Perspectives of Leisure (3 cr)
Examination of the policy issues that affect the physical education and recreation fields; study of the historical significance of key events and individual contributions from cultural, social and economic points of view. (Fall or Summer only)
Rec 595 Budgeting, Financing and Managing Recreational Facilities (3 cr)
Policies and practices involved in budgeting, financing, acquisition, managing recreation agencies and facilities. (Spring only)
Rec 596 Recreation and Sport Management Behavior (3 cr)
Management behavior and strategies related to recreation and sport agencies, including leadership, supervision, and a variety of administrative issues. (Spring only)
Rec 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)
Supervised field experience in an appropriate leisure agency.
Rec 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.