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Therapeutic Recreation Courses

THRC 200 - Therapeutic Recreation Foundations
This course will provide the student with an introduction to the field of Therapeutic Recreation. More specifically, the course is designed to provide an introduction to the foundations, history, and development of the profession of Therapeutic Recreation. Students will be supported in their journey to understand the specialized area of expertise that makes Therapeutic Recreation unique within the health professions. ***Prerequisite: KIN 120***

THRC 240 - Therapeutic Recreation: Aging
This course will support the student in the study of the characteristics and capabilities of the aging population, particularly as it relates to recreation, leisure and lifestyle. It focuses on theoretical aspects of aging and their practical implications for therapeutic recreation. This course will also enable the student to further understand issues facing older adults and how such issues can impact quality of life. ***Prerequisite: KIN 120/SRS 120*** *Note: This course is crosslisted with KIN 240.*

THRC 245 - Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation
This course will provide the student with an introduction to assessment in therapeutic recreation. Students will be afforded opportunities to learn about assessment principles and practices as well as the use of outcome measurement as an evaluative tool in therapeutic recreation. ***Prerequisite: KIN 120*** ***Prerequisite/Corequisite: THRC 200*** *Note: This course is crosslisted with KIN 245.*

THRC 300 - Interventions in Therapeutic Recreation
This course examines the therapeutic recreation intervention process with emphasis on the various forms of interventions and strategies used to elicit changes in physical, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning for persons with disabilities, limitations or age-related conditions. ***Prerequisite: THRC 200***

THRC 308 - International Experience Course
An intensive course offering will be delivered in an international location.

THRC 318 - Specialty Discipline Course
This course will be delivered in an intensive format by a visiting scholar. Topics are variable.

THRC 342 - Therapeutic Recreation: Physical and Developmental Disabilities
Students will understand the rold of therapeutic recreation in the lives of persons with physical and developmental disabilities. The etiology of physical and developmental disabilities, their impact on quality of life, and factors that influence participation in recreation and leisure will be considered. The social construction of disability will also be addressed. ***Prerequisite: THRC 200*** ***Prerequisite/Corequisite: THRC 245***

THRC 344 - Therapeutic Recreation: Chronic Conditions and Illnesses
Students will understand the rold of therapeutic recreation in the lives of persons with chronic conditions and illnesses, their impact on quality of life, and factors that influence participation in recreation and leisure will be considered. The social construction of disability will also be addressed. ***Prerequisite: THRC 200*** ***Prerequisite/Corequisite: THRC 245***

THRC 346 - Therapeutic Recreation: Mental Health and Addictions
The course explores mental health and addictions through a therapeutic recreation lens. Students will learn about the breadth of mental health and addictions related conditions and the impact of therapeutic recreation treatment on rehabilitation and recovery. ***Prerequisite: THRC 245 ***

THRC 447 - Therapeutic Recreation: Professional Issues Seminar
A critical examination of historical and contemporary trends and issues impacting the profession of therapeutic recreation. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 75 credit hours which includes THRC 245 and one of THRC 240, THRC 300, THRC 342, THRC 344, or THRC 346*** *Note: This course is crosslisted with KIN 447*