Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Planning Park and Recreation Facilities (3 cr)
R468 | 6678 | S Wolter
Planning Park and Recreation Facilities
5:30p-8:00p M BH317
Description: An introduction to managing leisure service agencies in a
dynamic and changing environment. This course is designed to prepare you
for an entry level administrative position in a variety of leisure related
organizations. I have specifically targeted the positions of superintendent
of recreation and/or parks, director of a small department, small business
operator, administrative assistant, office manager, or manager of a moderate
or large public or private facility. The skills identified for this course
are an introduction designed to expose you to issues and challenges you will
face in daily work. The course focuses on a municipal recreation
department. The skills learned and applied in this setting are transferable
to any of the settings mentioned above. In many cases, the skills learned
in this course will be beyond those required for an entry level position.
This should enhance your marketability as you begin the job search.
Summary of Assignments: This course will make regular use of reading
assignments, written work, group assignments, class discussions, in-class
presentations, and the like. The course will use a competency based
approach to present the material. Competency based assignments suggest that
you will be asked to show you can actually accomplish a task. This verifies
for the instructor and the student the capability to perform a given task.
To that end, you will be provided with a series of assignments throughout
the semester. You will need to respond to each exercise in the time frame
specified. Each assignment will be graded and returned. Students will
receive a number grade for each assignment. Scores of three or less
represent an unacceptable assignment. The assignment must be resubmitted in
order to receive a grade. Students who receive a 3.5 or higher may resubmit
their work for an increased grade. Each time an assignment is submitted it
will be reduced ½ point. Any unacceptable assignments not resubmitted will
turn to a 0.
Additional Information: This course meets with R530 (Section 6694).