Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Associate Professor

Benjamin D HickersonG

Brent D Wolfe

Academic Professional Associate Professor

Kimberly D. MillerG

Assistant Professor

Justin Tyler HarmonG

Academic Professional Assistant Professor

Joan Langella SuttonG

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​Graduate-level faculty 

CTR 101 Leisure and American Lifestyles 3

Examination of personal, philosophical, socio-cultural, economic, behavioral, and historical dimensions of leisure; evolution of leisure lifestyles; exploration of the interrelationship between individuals, groups, and society in the context of leisure.

MAC: MAC Health and Wellness

Prerequisites: Major other than RPMT.

Notes: Students may not receive credit for both CTR 101 and CTR 111.

CTR 102 Creating a Meaningful Life 3

Examine personal, social, and cultural bases for a healthy and well-balanced life. Recognize and foster creative potential for lifelong personal growth, satisfying quality of life through leisure, and meaningful rewards.

MAC: MAC Health and Wellness

CTR 103 Sex, Drugs, & Rock n' Roll 3

An exploration of deviant leisure through the lens of recreational sex; substance use in recreational settings; and the use of music for forming relationships and establishing identity in leisure.

MAC: MAC CritThink Soc and BehavSci

CTR 111 Introduction to Recreation and Parks 3

Historical and philosophical foundations of recreation and parks; examination of agencies providing services, social and economic factors influencing recreation in contemporary society, professional organizations, and career opportunities.

Notes: RPMT majors and minors only. Students may not receive credit for both CTR 111 and CTR 101.

CTR 203 Fundamentals of Outdoor Leadership 3

Introduction to basic wilderness living skills, conservation of wild areas, sound safety practices, outdoor leadership theory, and practical application as related to a college outdoor recreation program.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

CTR 212 Leadership in Recreation and Parks 3

Analysis of techniques, principles, and practices of leadership and group dynamics in recreation and parks.

CTR 213 Program Planning in Recreation and Parks 4

General principles of program planning; intensive study of program areas available to participants; analysis of methods and techniques of program design, organization, implementation, and evaluation.

CTR 231 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 3

Survey of key concepts, theoretical underpinnings, and procedures in clinical and community recreation settings. Focuses upon varied special needs populations, prescriptive activities, and documentations using medical charting.

CTR 235 Disabling Conditions and Therapeutic Recreation 3

Major primary and secondary disabling conditions typically encountered in TR practice will be covered. These include, but not limited to, physical disorders, behavioral health/psychiatric disorders, and cognitive/developmental disorders. Implications, considerations, and treatment techniques will be covered.

CTR 241 Community Recreation 3

Operation of public, nonprofit, and commercial recreation agencies, in a community, with emphasis on types of programs and services offered, current trends, and issues impacting delivery of services.

Prerequisites: RPMT majors and minors only. or permission of instructor.

CTR 251 Practicum Preparation in Recreation and Parks 1

A course preparing students to seek and apply for practicum positions in recreation and parks management and develop professional resumes, cover letters, and job search skills.

Prerequisites: CTR 111. RPMT majors or minors only.

CTR 252 Professional Internship Preparation in Recreation and Parks 1

Portfolio-based course preparing students to seek and apply for internship positions in recreation and parks management.

Prerequisites: CTR 315. RPMT majors.

CTR 300X Experimental Course 1-6

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

CTR 314 Recreation Services with Underrepresented Groups 3

Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of people with disabilities and other disenfranchised individuals with regard to planning, delivering, and evaluating recreation/leisure services in the community.

CTR 315 Practicum in Recreation and Parks 3,6

Directed practical experience in approved recreation and parks agency. Opportunities provide for student to develop knowledge, values, and skills appropriate for entry-level practice in the profession.

Prerequisites: CTR 111. CTR 212; CTR 213; CTR 231 or CTR 314; or permission of instructor; must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA to enroll;

Notes: A three (3) semester hour experience may be repeated once for a maximum of 6 s.h.

CTR 338 Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation 3

Introduction to the theories, concepts, and techniques used in client assessment for therapeutic recreation programs and treatment.

Prerequisites: CTR 231 or permission of instructor.

CTR 342 Recreation Area and Facility Development 3

Examination of the basic procedures involved in the planning process; basic considerations in park planning and maintenance management; analysis of the methods and techniques of site evaluation, design, and maintenance management.

Prerequisites: CTR 111.

CTR 346 Campus Recreation Management 3

Basic principles and procedures of campus recreation management with emphasis on programming, maintenance, budgeting, and risk management aspects of program development.

CTR 348 Evaluation Methods in Recreation and Parks 3

Examination and application of evaluation methods in recreation and parks including the reasons for conducting evaluations, evaluation questions, data collection methods and analysis, interpretation of results for making recommendations, and report writing.

CTR 400X Experimental Course 1-6

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

CTR 405 Special Topics Seminar 3

Specific course title identified by subscript, e.g., Problems Seminar: Leisure and Aging. Nature of problems themselves and their impact on societies studied.

Prerequisites: Course work in appropriate content area and/or permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated once for credit.

CTR 415 Financing and Budgeting in Recreation and Parks 3

Examination of the financial needs and techniques utilized in recreation and parks. Emphasis on philosophy, terminology, and measurement of economies, revenue streams, and budgets.

Prerequisites: CTR 315.

CTR 416 Management in Recreation and Parks 3

Principles and practices of management in recreation and parks agencies with emphasis on motivation, leadership, finance and budgeting, personnel policies and practices, and marketing and public relations.

Prerequisites: CTR 315 or permission of instructor .

CTR 417 Internship in Recreation and Parks 12

Advanced practical experience in an approved recreation and parks agency. Internship consists of a full-time placement for a minimum of 12 weeks and 480 clock hours. Therapeutic Recreation students are required to complete a full-time placement for 14 weeks and 560 clock hours to comply with national certification standards.

Prerequisites: CTR 315 and CTR 416. must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA to enroll.

CTR 419 Directed Research in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3

Identification and investigation of research questions in recreation and parks. Opportunity for students to conduct research with direction from scholars in the field.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

CTR 423 Meeting and Event Planning and Management 3

Comprehensive understanding of the elements necessary to conduct a quality event or meeting; emphasis on skills needed to identify, create, organize, implement, and evaluate a special event, conference, or meeting.

Prerequisites: CTR 111 or permission of instructor.

CTR 429 Special Event Management 3

Study of elements necessary to manage and operate an event business; emphasis on development and presentation of event proposals, customer service, fee structures, event design, risk management, and legal issues.

CTR 433 Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation 3

Study of trends and issues in therapeutic recreation; examination of current controversial issues, interdisciplinary team practice, supervisory functions, and professional advocacy.

Prerequisites: CTR 315, concurrent enrollment in CTR 439 or past enrollment in CTR 439, or permission of instructor.

CTR 435 Animal Assisted Therapy 3

An introduction to the theories, concepts, and techniques used in animal assisted therapy in long-term care, rehabilitation, acute care hospitals, special schools, and other settings.

CTR 437 Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 3

This course will prepare students to plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of therapeutic recreation using various therapeutic facilitation techniques. Relevant efficacy research and theoretical foundations will be included.

Prerequisites: Pr. or Coreq.: CTR 439.

CTR 439 Clinical Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation 3

Students learn clinical skills related to the therapeutic recreation process with a focus on developing individualized treatment plans; developing goals, objectives and treatment interventions; documentation skills, discharge planning and evaluation.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in CTR 231 or previous credit for CTR 231. or permission of instructor.

CTR 444 Recreation, Parks, and Health 3

Examination of evidence regarding the impacts of recreation, parks, green space, and leisure on the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Prerequisites: RPMT major or minor. or permission of instructor.

CTR 451 Service Management 3

Integration of service systems management, human behavior, and marketing in the creation, delivery, and assurance of service quality and customer service.

Notes: Same as ENT 451, HTM 451.

CTR 493 Honors Work 3-6

Honors Work.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 3.30 GPA in the major; 12 s.h. in the major;

Notes: May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

CTR 600X Experimental Course 1-6

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

CTR 611 Foundations of Recreation and Parks 3

Understand and apply various theories and concepts, as well as current research, which influence the study of leisure behavior and the delivery of recreation services.

CTR 613 Recreation and Parks Management 3

Theories and patterns of management appropriate for leisure service delivery systems. Organizational planning, legal foundations, financial management, personnel management, and the politics of leisure service delivery systems.

CTR 615 Financing and Budgeting in Recreation and Parks 3

Examination of the financial needs and techniques utilized in recreation and parks. Emphasis on philosophy, terminology, and measurement of economies, revenue streams, and budgets.

CTR 633 Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation 3

Study of professional issues in therapeutic recreation including professionalism, credentialing, research, professional preparation, continuing education, health care, ethics, advocacy, legislation, marketing, and role of TR managers in addressing these issues.

CTR 634 Advanced Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation 3

Health care delivery service in community and medical arenas. Role of therapeutic recreation within that system. Administrative/managerial procedures.

Prerequisites: CTR 611 or permission of instructor.

CTR 635 Animal Assisted Therapy 3

An introduction to the theories, concepts, and techniques used in animal assisted therapy in long-term care, rehabilitation, acute care hospitals, special schools, and other settings.

CTR 637 Advanced Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 3

This course will prepare students to select, plan, implement, and evaluate advanced therapeutic recreation interventions using various therapeutic facilitation techniques. Relevant efficacy research and theoretical foundations will be included.

Prerequisites: CTR 611 or permission of instructor.

CTR 638 Advanced Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation 3

Introduction to the theories, concepts and techniques used in client assessment for therapeutic recreation programs and treatment. The course will also address the administrative issues surrounding the development of an assessment plan and supervision issues surrounding the assessment process.

Prerequisites: CTR 611 or permission from instructor.

CTR 639 Advanced Clinical Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation 3

In this advanced clinical procedures course, students learn clinical skills related to the therapeutic recreation process with a focus on developing individualized treatment plans; developing clinical goals, objectives and treatment interventions; learning documentation, discharge planning, and evaluation skills.

Prerequisites: CTR 611 or permission of instructor.

CTR 644 Recreation, Parks, and Health 3

Examination of evidence regarding the impacts of recreation, parks, green space, and leisure on the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

CTR 646 Community Development 3

Historical, sociological, and contemporary investigations of the concept of "community" and how it is used for bringing together disparate networks, negotiating resource allocation, group solidarity and collaboration, and civic engagement.

CTR 695 Independent Study 3

Independent study to support graduate-level research and demonstration projects under the close supervision of a graduate faculty member in CTR.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated once for credit.

CTR 696 Directed Readings 3

Opportunity to conduct in-depth study and library work on a particular topic in recreation and parks under close supervision of a graduate faculty member in CTR.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated once for credit.

CTR 697 Internship in Recreation and Parks 3-6

A supervised field experience including a final paper.

Prerequisites: CTR 611, CTR 613, and CTR 633 or 644.

CTR 698 Field Project in Recreation and Parks 3-6

A supervised field project including a major literature-based paper.

Prerequisites: CTR 544, CTR 611, CTR 613, CTR 645.

CTR 699 Thesis 1-6

Individual guidance in the development and examination of a research problem.

Prerequisites: CTR 611, CTR 613 and either ERM 604, KIN 611, SOC 616, or GRO 620 and ERM 517, HEA 604, or KIN 723 and CTR 633 and either CTR 634 or CTR 646.

CTR 750X Experimental Course 1-6

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

CTR 801 Thesis Extension 1-3

Thesis Extension.

CTR 803 Research Extension 1-3

Research Extension.