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Recreation, Parks & Tourism

College of Health and Human Performance


Anderson, S., Chair; Ashton, C.; Autry, C., Undergraduate Coordinator; Beland, R., Burns, R.; Cato, B.; Confer, J.; Floyd, M.; Gamble, D.; Gibson, H.; Hanley, M.; Holland, S., Graduate Coordinator; Leilich, R., Emeritus; Pennington-Gray, L.; Regna, J., Emeritus; Revelli, S., Academic Adviser; Spengler, J.; Thapa, B.; Thornton, M.L., Emeritus; Varnes, P.R., Emeritus.

LEI 2000 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (Non-Recreation Majors).

Credits: 2.

Provides for the development of an understanding of the various roles that recreation has in our contemporary society and provides students an opportunity to examine recreation as a potential profession.

LEI 2181 Leisure Contemporary Society.

Credits: 3.

This course examines leisure as a condition of being human, as a cultural mirror and as a social instrument. The course reflects a wide range of literature from a number of academic disciplines. (S)

LEI 3140 Philosophy and History of Recreation.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 2HH-REC or LEI or HHP.

An overview of the philosophical and historical foundations of recreation, leisure and play with the intent of providing students a base on which to interpret the recreation profession. (H)

LEI 3180 Current Trends in Leisure Services.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP.

An exploration of the dynamics and implications of current professional issues and trends impacting the delivery of parks, recreation and tourism services.

LEI 3250 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP or departmental permission.

Survey of the history, terminology and current issues of outdoor recreation and parks. Overview of urban, private, NGO, local, state and federal roles in the provision of outdoor recreation opportunities. Explores the tension between recreational use and conservation values.

LEI 3320 Leadership and Social Recreation.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 2HH-REC

Leadership principles and planning or conducting recreation programs.

LEI 3331 Camp Administration and Programming.

Credits: 2.

This course is a study of camp programming and administration of a camp.

LEI 3335 Camp Counseling.

Credits: 2.

The training of counselors for organized camping, including crafts, nature, cooking and informal activities.

LEI 3400 Recreation Programming and Leadership.

Credits: 4; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI.

Recreation Programming and Leadership gives students the opportunity to plan programs and assume a leadership role in conducting recreation activities. The student will study principles and practices of leadership and program planning for a variety of activities and programs in the leisure service delivery system.

LEI 3500 Administration of Leisure Services.

Credits: 3.

Limited to recreation majors or those with permission of the instructor. Organizing and administering leisure and recreation services, emphasizing problem solving.

LEI 3546 Park Management.

Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 3140 or LEI 3250 or FNR 3153 EES 3000 or permission of instructor.

Orientation to park operations and management including planning, maintenance, law enforcement, resource management and visitor contact. Examine user conflicts and review case studies of existing park operations and research.

LEI 3600 Leisure Facilities.

Credits: 2.

Planning, budgeting, site selection, layout and maintenance of recreational facilities.

LEI 3703 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 2 HH-REC or LEI; Coreq: LEI 3140.

Therapeutic recreation concepts, programming, practices, service models and setting, and types of disability and special population groups with an emphasis on the therapeutic recreation specialist’s role in clinical and nonclinical settings.

LEI 3705 Leisure Services for People with Disabilities.

Credits: 3.

Leisure and recreation services for special population groups will be examined and studied with a focus on: access/inclusion, barriers to participation, disabling conditions and special population groups, program development and service delivery and legislation.

LEI 3760 Leisure, Recreation and the Older Adult.

Credits: 3.

An in-depth study of the responsibilities and opportunities in providing recreation services for the older adult.

LEI 3820 Leisure Education and Counseling.

Credits: 2. Prereq or Coreq: LEI 3140; 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP.

Focuses on the theory and practice of leisure education and counseling.

LEI 3830 Principles of Travel and Tourism.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP or departmental permission.

This class will provide students with an overview of the travel and tourism industry. Course content will cover historical, behavioral, societal and business aspects of travel and tourism.

LEI 3831 Fundamentals of Tourism Planning.

Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 3830.

This course focuses on the planning of tourism services and facilities. The major topics include the identification and planning of the use of the physical, social and economic resources that are necessary to develop and support tourism.

LEI 3832 Special Events and Meeting Planning.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH – REC or LEI or HHP.

Course is designed to assist students to develop skills, strategies, knowledge, and understanding about scheduling, marketing, and planning meetings for various groups.

LEI 3836 Hospitality Management.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP or departmental permission.

Overview of the hospitality industry, including hotel management, food and beverage operations, business and leisure travel markets, convention services, hospitality trends, quest based customer service strategies sand career opportunities will be addressed.

LEI 3843 Commercial Recreation.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP or departmental permission.

A study of commercial recreation as a major component of leisure services delivery systems will be conducted. An analysis of development potential of different types of recreation enterprises including resources, location, risks, sources of financing, pricing, managerial requirements, marketing, and sources of technical assistance will be explored.

LEI 3844 Resort and Destination Development.

Credits: 4; Prereq: LEI 3830.

The study of resort and destination development and management will be made in an effort to bridge observations about resort planning, development and management with current examples from the industry itself. Laboratory experience will require on-site research and study.

LEI 3860 Computer Applications for Leisure Services.

Credits: 2; Prereq: HH-REC.

Computer applications for leisure services with emphasis on recreation-specific skills, utilizing word processing, data management, spreadsheet, and research/evaluation software.

LEI 3921 Field Experience in Leisure Services.

Credits: 3; Prereq: Departmental permission.

Field experience gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience in a chosen area of the leisure service delivery system. Students will apply skill and knowledge as a volunteer at an agency in their area of study. Students are expected to utilize leadership and management skills to enhance participant involvement and agency operations. In addition, the student prepares a resume, investigates agencies as potential intern sites and submits the appropriate forms for approval of an internship site.

LEI 4501 Legal Aspects of Recreation, Parks and Tourism.

Credits: 3.

Concentrates on the legal aspects of recreation, parks and tourism in order to assist students to better understand the law as it pertains to their area of specialization and therefore reduce the potential for litigation.

LEI 4540 Management and Supervision of Leisure Facilities and Personnel.

Credits: 4; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP.

This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the management process as it relates to planning and operation of leisure services facilities. Subjects covered in management and supervision include traditional and contemporary management theory, the management process, legal and financial aspects, risk management and contemporary issues in leisure services management. Facility topics include feasibility studies and design issues.

LEI 4570 Revenue Resources Management.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP.

Identifies the many and varied forms of revenue resources available in recreation and methods of managing that revenue.

LEI 4574 Marketing for Recreation, Parks and Tourism.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 4HH-REC or permission of the instructor.

An examination of the multi-dimensional marketing functions common to recreation, parks and tourism organizations. The course is designed to build on students’ knowledge from other courses. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning in marketing and its use by hospitality and tourism organizations.

LEI 4711 Program Planning and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation.

Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 3703, 3 HH-REC or LEI or HHP, or permission of instructor.

Advanced study in planning programs and evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation.

LEI 4713 Principles and Practices of Interventions in Therapeutic Recreation.

Credits: 4; Prereq: LEI 3703, 3 HH-REC or LEI or HHP, or permission of instructor.

Basic concepts, methods and techniques associated with the practice of therapeutic recreation in settings offering medical, rehabilitation and health care services.

LEI 4770 Leisure Services for the Socially Deviant.

Credits: 3.

Principles and practices in planning and implementing programs for socially deviant. (S)

LEI 4833 Ecotourism.

Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 3830, 6 hours of Biological/Physical Science.

A study of the components, history, practice and current issues of nature based tourism. Explores principles and problems of ecotourism for natural resources and host populations. Includes rural tourism, economic impacts, tourism life cycle and case studies.

LEI 4880 Evaluation of Leisure Services.

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH-REC or LEI or HHP.

Methods, techniques and applications of the evaluation process related to the wide variety of leisure services.

LEI 4905 Variable Topics.

Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: Permission of department chairperson.

Offered upon request to students to meet special interests which are not adequately provided for in other courses.

LEI 4930 Senior Seminar in Leisure Services.

Credits: 1††; Prereq: departmental permission.

Limited to recreation majors.

LEI 4940 Internship in Leisure Services.

Credits: 1 to 15††; Prereq: Departmental permission.

Practical field experience in selected off-campus leisure service agencies. Normally taken during the last semester prior to graduation.

LEI 4955 Travel Studies.

Credits: 1 to 6.

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