Recreation, Parks and Tourism 401

RCPT 401: Recreation Therapy Clinical Education Lab II

Prerequisite: RCPT Major in Recreation Therapy Concentration, Pre- or Corequisite RCPT319.
This course is intended to provide students with a supervised advanced practical learning experience
in support of Recreation Therapy lecture courses

Credit hours (3)

Detailed Description of Course

This course is designed to provide students with an advanced opportunity to practice clinical,
supervisory, and management skills in a model treatment facility such as may be encountered in
professional practice.  Students will be involved in all aspects of the operation of a mock Recreation
Therapy department including administration, equipment and space maintenance operations, provision of professional
services, clinical documentation, and professional accreditation attainment and maintenance.  
Emphasis will be on supervisory level tasks as the student may experience in the first five years of employment.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

In accordance with the lab operations plan, students will schedule a minimum of 3-hours per week working
in the lab completing a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. Tasks will be divided with
approximately 1 hour per week devoted to administration, programming, and maintenance of supplies
and space. As part of the course, students will plan and implement programs for a minimum of 3 client
populations including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of those programs.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will be able to:
1) Demonstrate supervisory, management, and administrative skills
2) Apply concepts presented in lecture courses
3) Demonstrate assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in Recreation Therapy practice
4) Present data and results in a clear and logical manner
5) Analyze data and draw conclusions
6) Design and implement programs and interventions for specified client populations

Assessment Measures

A variety of assessment measures will be used that may include:  
Evaluation of documentation according to professional standards, employee performance appraisal,
and observational critique

Other Course Information


Review and Approval

February 27, 2017