Recreation (REC)

REC 150 – Foundations of Recreation, Park and Leisure     3 credit hours

Introductory course for persons interested in majoring in a leisure profession.

REC 188 – GS Portal     3 credit hours

Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
Prerequisite: First year freshman standing or sophomore standing only.

REC 215 – Introduction to Outdoor Recreation     3 credit hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of outdoor recreation. Organized camping, outdoor recreation skills and activities, and current environmental issues will be topics of this class.
Total Credits Allowed: 5.00

REC 246 – Wilderness First Aid     1 credit hour

This course is designed to offer the student information and skills that will prepare them for providing basic first aid and life support to individuals suffering from illness or injury. The course content provides the background knowledge a Professional Rescuer needs to act as an essential link in the EMS system in situations where access to immediate emergency medical response is not available. Class activities will challenge participants to think critically about making appropriate decisions regarding the type of care to provide in a medical emergency, analyze the basis of normal protocol of care, demonstrate application of their acquired skills and investigate consequential clinical outcomes in the emergency care setting.
Prerequisite: PE 265 (certifications in CPR and AED)

REC 300 – Volunteer Practicum     1-4 credit hours

Students will be assigned to a community, hospital, agency fitness, athletic recreation, or tourism site. Credit/no credit.
Total Credits Allowed: 4.00

REC 301 – Volunteer Practicum in Coaching     2 credit hours

Students will be assigned to a coach or athletic department site to get experience in coaching.
Total Credits Allowed: 4.00

REC 302 – Volunteer Practicum Exercise Science     1-4 credit hours

Students will be assigned to a community, hospital, agency fitness, athletic, recreation, or tourism site. Credit/no credit.
Total Credits Allowed: 4.00
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or above in PE 305 and PE 310

REC 321 – Campus Recreation Management     3 credit hours

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for entry level positions and long term careers in campus recreation. It covers managing employees, programs, facilities and services in the field and will guide students through such topics as budgeting, marketing, program assessment, and risk management.

REC 352 – Outdoor Adventure Education     3 credit hours

Rationale and dynamics of interacting with the environment through leisure activities.

REC 354 – Programming in Sport, Recreation, and Events     3 credit hours

Basic theoretical and practical competencies required to become a successful programmer for sport, recreation and event services.

REC 356 – Special Topics     3 credit hours

Advanced, in-depth studies of various segments of Recreation and Events. Topics designed to prepare students with specific professional skills important to event and leisure industries. May lead to professional certifications.
Total Credits Allowed: 24.00

REC 375 – Leadership in Recreation, Sport and Events     3 credit hours

Theories and practices of program leadership in the recreation, sport and events field, emphasizing leadership styles and techniques, self-awareness, human relations, communications, group processes and group dynamics, problem solving and decision making.

REC 422 – Facilities in Recreation, Events and Sport     3 credit hours

With new arenas, stadium, health clubs, convention centers and other facilities popping up and various events from local to international scale held all over the nation, there exists a significant need for properly trained sport facility and event managers. This Facilities in Recreation, Events and Sport course is designed to provide future sport facility and event managers with theoretical and practical knowledge in green facility planning, construction, operation, maintenance, and numerous issues confronting sport industry professionals and organizations today. Also covered will be topics related to the event management side of the industry, with special attention paid to event planning, marketing, operation, activation, and sponsorship.

REC 444 – Issues in Recreation and Leisure     3 credit hours

Basic concepts in the field of leisure and leisure services, contemporary social and philosophical issues, broad historical and cultural contexts. Discussion of the issues and dilemmas that leisure provides from many perspectives.

REC 453 – Therapeutic Recreation for Special Populations     3 credit hours

Principles of leisure education practices for special populations.

REC 454 – Community Assessment and Planning     3 credit hours

This course is designed to prepare recreation and park majors in the area of community and program assessment and evaluations. Topics will include research and evaluation methodology, terminology and application, community facilities, programs and infrastructure.

REC 458 – Recreation for the Aged     3 credit hours

Characteristics and needs, development of recreational programs and legislation for senior citizens.

REC 477 – Internship     1-12 credit hours

Student will be assigned full-time with private, industrial or governmental fitness and/or leisure programs or in a tourist industry site. A minimum of a four-week block of time will be allotted for the experience.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 12.00

REC 485 – Research in Tourism, Recreation and Sport     3 credit hours

Basic knowledge of research terminology, methodology and application. Students do simple but important research.

REC 498 – Special Topics     1-3 credit hours

Topics are studied which are not assigned or covered in other courses in the department. The format of this course will vary depending on the topic, instructor, and the needs of the student.
Total Credits Allowed: 3.00