Recreation (REC)

REC 100L  Wilderness Technical Skills  1(0-2)  

Introduction to wilderness skills paramount for outdoor leadership competence. Students will learn and demonstrate technical skills. (F)

REC 102  Mountain Orientation  2(1-2)  

An intensive one-week field experience in the Colorado mountains. Clothing and equipment selection, nutrition and rations planning, back country conservation and sanitation, navigation, and trail techniques. (*)

REC 103  Winter Orientation  2(1-2)  

An intensive one-week ski tour experience in the Colorado mountains. Group dynamics, leadership, and expedition behavior. Travels hut to hut with some winter camping. (*)

REC 104  Desert Orientation  2(1-2)  

An intensive one-week desert camping and backpacking experience, accompanied by nine lectures in preparation for the trip. Natural and cultural history, desert conservation, group dynamics. (*)

REC 105  Canyon Orientation  2(1-2)  

Students will develop proficiency in canyon travel, group camping, and will explore the geology, geography, and ecology of the canyon country. (*)

REC 112L  Rock Climbing  1(0-2)  

An introduction to the basic understanding of rock climbing, equipment, Leave No Trace environmental ethics and rock climbing as an outdoor recreational activity. (S)

REC 113L  Whitewater Boating  1(0-2)  

Introduction class in which the following skills are taught: basic strokes, Eskimo rolling, how to read water, and clothing requirements. The class will include lecture, pool and river trip sessions. (*)

REC 114L  Basic Mountaineering Techniques  1(0-2)  

Students will learn necessary information and techniques including clothing, equipment, physical conditioning, stewardship, access, knot tying, and will participate in an incline climb. Prerequisite: REC 100L. (F)

REC 116L  Camping  1(0-2)  

A basic camping class designed to teach the fundamentals of self-sufficient tent camping. Emphasizes clothing, equipment selection, nutrition, and Leave No Trace quidelines. (*)

REC 117L  Backpacking  1(0-2)  

An introduction course to instruct the basics of traveling in the backcountry with everything one needs in their backpack. Clothing, equipment, orienteering, first aid, route and campsite selection will be emphasized during the trips that are required for this class. (F)

REC 118L  Fly Fishing  1(0-2)  

An introduction to the basic concepts of fly-fishing. This course includes classroom sessions and field experiences that promote the development and application of practical skills. (*)

REC 120L  Introduction to Search and Rescue  1(0-2)  

This course is an introduction to Search and Rescue. Topics include; Incident command systems, search philosophy, strategy, tactics, lost person behavior, equipment, travel and navigation. (*)

REC 240  Recreation Program Design  3(3-0)  

Rationale supporting and methods of conducting recreation programs in a wide variety of public, private, voluntary and commercial recreation agencies. (F)

REC 249  Challenge Course Leadership  2(2-0)  

This course is designed to teach knowledge, skills, and methods necessary to facilitate challenge course programs in a variety of settings for specific client groups. (F, S)

REC 250  Commercial Recreation and Tourism  3(3-0)  

Designing for-profit recreation programs and facilities that are linked to tourism. Practical approach to programming in a commercial setting. (F)

REC 270  Outdoor Leadership I  2(1-2)  

An introduction to the concepts of outdoor leadership including a field experience focused on the application of theoretical and practical concepts. Additional costs apply. Prerequisite: Pre or Corequisite: REC 100L. (F)

REC 280  Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation  3(3-0)  

Prescribed recreational activities as clinical treatment modality for impaired clients. Services for developmentally delayed, law offenders, psychologically impaired, sensory impaired, physically disabled, disadvantaged or aging. (F)

REC 291  Special Topics  (1-5 V)  

Undergraduate level of study designed to increase understanding in areas not covered by the department. (*) Repeatable (99).

REC 322  Wilderness First Aid  2(2-0)  

Course teaches theory, knowledge, and skills needed for basic medical treatment and evacuation in the wilderness. Involves 3 days of medical training, scenarios and testing. (F)

REC 350  Leadership and Ethics  3(3-0)  

Addresses leadership techniques and styles, leadership theory, group dynamics, and ethical considerations in recreation. Prerequisite: EXHP 101 and junior or senior level standing or permission of instructor. (S)

REC 360  Outdoor Education  3(3-0)  

Concepts and methods of outdoor education and interpretation. Students learn to teach outdoor living skills and natural history using experiential methods in an outdoor setting. Prerequisite: EXHP 101 and junior or senior level standing or permission of instructor. (F)

REC 370  Outdoor Leadership II  2(1-2)  

A practical application of the concepts and theory introduced in REC 270. Students will be required to plan and lead REC 104. Prerequisite: REC 104 and REC 240 and REC 270. (S)

REC 375  Research and Evaluation of Recreation  3(3-0)  

Provides an overview of research designs and methodologies using recreation participation data, for needs assessment and program evaluation. Prerequisite: MATH 109 equivalent or higher and EXHP 101 or permission of instructor. (F)

REC 381  Environmental Interpretation  3(3-0)  

History, philosophy, and techniques of interpreting our natural and cultural heritage to visitors in natural resource-based parks. Addresses public, private, and non-profit agencies. (*)

REC 388  Outdoor Leadership Practicum  (1-3 V)  

Involves selected practical experiential opportunities in outdoor leadership. Minimum of 50 contact hours per credit hour. Prerequisite: REC 270 and REC 370. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (3).

REC 389  Community/Commercial Rec Practicum  3(0-3)  

Minimum of 150 hours of practical experience in a selected recreation agency. Prerequisite: REC 280 and REC 360. (F, S, SS)

REC 483  Sustainable Practices  3(3-0)  

Sustainable, long-term strategies for ecological survival and environmental stabilization, discussed from the perspectives of ethics, economics and political processes. Includes community research and service projects. Prerequisite: BIOL 121 and 121L. (*)

REC 484  Outdoor Resources and Management  2(2-0)  

Examination of the outdoor recreation experience, the organization of resource-based recreation management and key outdoor recreation policy issues. Prerequisite: EXHP 101 and junior or senior standing or permission of instructor. (S)

REC 485  Recreation Facility Design/Management  3(3-0)  

Presentation of basic elements of design and management of recreational facilities, taking into account the interaction between natural resources and man-made structures. Prerequisite: EXHP 101 and junior or senior level standing or permission of instructor. (*)

REC 489  Internship in Therapeutic Rec  12(0-36)  

Supervised experience with approved professionals in select therapeutic recreation settings. Assumes the normal responsibilities as an entry-level professional in therapeutic recreation. Prerequisite: Senior standing and completion of all degree requirements and 2.5 GPA in major and internship coordinator approval. (F, S, SS)

REC 491  Special Topics  (1-5 V)  

Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).

REC 493  Seminar  2(2-0)  

Advanced in-depth examinations of contemporary issues in leisure/recreation. Includes student-led discussions, in-depth term projects and comprehensive examinations. Interview and resume' preparation are emphasized. Prerequisite: REC 388 or REC 389. (S)

REC 494  Field Experience  (1-4 V)  

Learning experience to be conducted in an actual recreation environment facilitated by an on-site supervisor and an EXHPR supervisor. Prerequisite: Approval of the field experience coordinator. (*) Repeatable (99).

REC 495  Independent Study  (1-5 V)  

Independent Study. (*) Repeatable (99).

REC 498  Internship  (1-12 V)  

Supervised experience with approved professionals in select recreation settings. Prerequisite: Senior standing and completion of all other degree requirements and 2.50 GPA in the major and internship coordinator approval. (F, S, SS)

REC 550  Leadership and Ethics  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of leadership techniques and styles, leadership theory, group dynamics, and ethical considerations in recreation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (S)

REC 560  Outdoor Education  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of the concepts and methods of outdoor education and ethics. Students will assess outdoor living skills and ecological concepts using experiential methods. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. (F)

REC 569  Outdoor Leadership I  2(1-2)  

Concepts of outdoor leadership including field experience focused on the application of theoretical and practical ideas and research. (F)

REC 570  Outdoor Leadership II  2(1-2)  

Advanced practicum in outdoor leadership. Includes responsibilities in trip planning, management, evaluation, group facilitation and processing, and natural resource agency relations. Prerequisite: REC 569 and graduate standing or permission from the instructor. (S)

REC 584  Outdoor Resources and Management  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of the outdoor recreation experience, the organization of resource-based recreation management and key outdoor recreation policy issues. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (S)

REC 591  Special Topics  (1-5 V)  

Graduate level of study designed to increase understanding in areas not covered by the department. (*) Repeatable (99).

REC 594  Field Experience  (1-6 V)  

Graduate level field experience project completed in coordination with a faculty member. Prerequisite: Faculty permission. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (6).

REC 595  Independent Study  (1-6 V)  

Graduate level independent study completed in coordination with a faculty member. Prerequisite: Faculty permission. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).