Recreation Management & Policy (RMP)

RMP 400 - Recreation Management and Policy Continuing Enrollment

Credits: 0

This course enables BS students to maintain continuous enrollment in RMP as part of their matriculation plan until after their degree is formally awarded. Students registering for RMP 400 will pay a continuous enrollment fee. No credit. Special fee. RMP majors only.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 2 times.

RMP 444A - Taking the "Dis" out of Disability

Credits: 4

In contrast to the traditional view of disability as a defect, students learn how disability provides a unique vantage point on our world and can be perceived as an ordinary part of the twists and turns of life. Examines the history of social responses to disability, with an emphasis on the present day concepts of inclusion and self-determination. Students explore expressions of the disability experience through print and visual media. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery); Inquiry (Discovery); Writing Intensive Course

Equivalent(s): RMP 550

RMP 490 - Recreation & Tourism in Society

Credits: 4

Examines the historical and philosophical foundation of recreation ,leisure and tourism. Emphasizes concepts, theories, and the interrelationships between factors (social, economic, political, and environmental), which influence people's leisure attitudes and behavior. Explores implications of leisure for holistic and balanced living.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery)

Equivalent(s): LMT 490, RMP 490H

RMP 500 - Therapeutic Recreation Methods in Physical Rehabilitation Settings

Credits: 1

This course introduces students to a variety of assistive techniques, devices and equipment used in Therapeutic Recreation settings that allow individuals with illnesses and disabilities achieve maximum independence and functional capacity to maintain optimal health and leisure functioning. Students learn and apply skills in anatomical orientation and positioning, universal precautions, assistive technology and adapted equipment for recreation including manual, power, sports, and all-terrain wheelchairs, wheelchair mobility skills, proper body mechanics, transfer and lifting techniques, ambulation assists, and sighted guide techniques. Prereq: RMP 490, 501, 502, permission.

Co-requisite: RMP 503

RMP 501 - Recreation Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Credits: 4

Presents and discusses issues that concern the delivery of quality leisure services to individuals with disabilities in community settings. Classroom activities provide opportunities for practical experience.

Equivalent(s): LMT 501

RMP 502 - Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

Credits: 4

History and professional concepts of therapeutic recreation and the roles and functions of the therapeutic recreation specialist.

Equivalent(s): LMT 502

RMP 503 - Therapeutic Recreation Rehabilitation Principles & Interventions

Credits: 4

Introduces the rehabilitation principles and recreational therapy interventions used by therapeutic recreation specialists to improve functioning for people with physical and cognitive impairments. Students learn and apply fundamental processes of clinical reasoning and treatment program planning to improve quality of life. A lab provides students with the opportunity to use a variety of assistive techniques, adaptive devices, and equipment to support individuals and achieve maximum independence and promote a healthy leisure lifestyle. Special fee. Prereq: RMP 490, RMP 501, RMP 502.

Co-requisite: RMP 500

Equivalent(s): RMP 606

RMP 504 - Therapeutic Recreation Mental Health Principles and Interventions

Credits: 4

Introduces mental health principles and recreational therapy interventions to improve functioning for people with emotional, social, and behavioral impairments. Students will learn and apply fundamental processes of clinical reasoning and treatment program planning to improve quality of life for persons with emotional, social, and behavioral impairments. Restricted to RMP majors.

RMP 505 - Therapeutic Recreation: Aging Services Principles & Interventions

Credits: 4

This course is designated to introduce the student to the field of therapeutic recreation and its nexus with the older adult population. We will explore the role leisure and recreation, in concert with the recreational therapist, plays in the well-being of older adults. Topics of study will include: Health Promotion and Prevention; Geriatric Syndromes, Chronic Health Conditions; Roles of Recreational Therapist in Geriatrics; Common Illness, Health Settings; and Interventions.

RMP 511 - Issues of Wilderness and Nature in American Society

Credits: 4

Provides students with an overview of the evolving relationship between wilderness/nature and American society. Examines the philosophy, ethics, and societal values in American society and its relationship to our natural wilderness. Recent issues are used as case studies in order for students to articulate, defend, and critique the ethical issues presented. Students are responsible for understanding and applying philosophical approaches developed by philosophers, writers, and activists associated with the wilderness, sustainability, biodiversity, hunting, suburban sprawl, environmental activism, endangered species, organic foods, and genetic engineering.

Attributes: Humanities(Disc)

RMP 515 - History of Outdoor Pursuits in North America

Credits: 4

Voluntary pursuits in the outdoors have defined American culture since the early 17th century. Over the past 400 years, activities in outdoor recreation an education have reflected Americans' spiritual aspirations, imperial ambitions, social concerns, and demographic changes. This course will give students the opportunity to learn how Americans' experiences in the outdoors have influenced and been influenced by major historical developments of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, and early 21st centuries. This course is cross-listed with KIN 515.

Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)

Equivalent(s): KIN 515

RMP 557 - Program and Event Design

Credits: 0 or 4

This course introduces students to a range of approaches to recreation program and event design, and focuses on providing leisure experiences for all populations. Course topics include foundations of programming, program theories, needs assessment techniques, vision, mission, goals, and objectives, processes of group planning, public relations, program promotion, and program evaluation. Students will design and deliver a recreation program using a team approach. Prereq: RMP 490. Permission required.

Equivalent(s): LMT 557

RMP 559 - Program and Event Marketing

Credits: 4

This course prepares students to apply marketing principles and strategies to recreation programs and events, including procedures for developing marketing plans for recreation and event organizations. Course content includes planning the marketing mix, with a focus on the recreation or event product, price, place, and promotion. The course covers the application of marketing and communication strategies delivered through social and audio-visual media. The culminating project consists of a marketing and communication plan for a recreation/leisure service agency. Prereq: RMP 490. Permission required. RMP Majors Only.

Equivalent(s): RMP 665

RMP 560 - Recreational Sport Management

Credits: 4

Explores and examines the theoretical foundations and basic skill methods, and techniques necessary for the effective and efficient delivery of recreational sport programs within a variety of collegiate, public, quasi-public, and private settings, agencies and/or organizations.

Equivalent(s): LMT 560

RMP 563 - Recreation Management and Policy Practicum

Credits: 2

Designed to provide first and second year RMP majors the opportunity to observe and practice leadership skills in clinical and community-based settings. Students complete a 40-45 hour practicum at an approved site. Successful completion of a practicum is prerequisite to the professional internship, RMP 664. Students are responsible for transportation and housing. Prereq: RMP 490. Permission required. Cr/F.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

RMP #565 - Introduction to Child Life

Credits: 4

When facing acute, chronic or life-threatening illness and traumatic injuries, children and families have unique needs within the medical system. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of the child life profession and family centered care. Topics include children's emotional reactions to hospitalization, use of play, preparation, and family support, designing healing environments, and specializations within the field. Permission required. (Also listed as HDFS 565).

Equivalent(s): HDFS 565

RMP 593 - Special Topics

Credits: 2-4

A) Camping and Outdoor Education for Individuals with Disabilities, B) State Parks: Their Management and Role, C) Therapeutic Recreation in the School Setting, D) Social Psychology of Leisure, E) New Hampshire's Recreation/Ski Industry, F) Child Life Internship, J) Campus Recreation Applied Leadership, K-Z) Interdisciplinary. Specialized courses covering information not presented in regular course offerings. Description of topics available in department office during preregistration. Prereq: RMP majors or permission. May be repeated but not in duplicate areas. Special fee for RMP 593G. Cr/F.

Equivalent(s): LMT 593, RMP 593W

RMP 603 - New Hampshire Ski Industry Management

Credits: 4

This course examines the New Hampshire ski and snowboard industry from several distinct but interrelated perspectives: social, technological, environmental, historical, economic, and operational. Students will explore skiing as a holistic and fulfilling segment of the outdoor recreation field, while gaining an understanding of its interdependence with the state's economy, the natural environment, and New Hampshire's unique cultural history. The influence of New Hampshire's ski industry on the history and growth of the American ski industry will be examined, and the impacts of climate change and other environmental issues will be investigated in light on ongoing societal shifts and relevant technological advancements.

RMP 612 - Therapeutic Communication and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation

Credits: 0 or 4

Addresses specific clinical knowledge and skills essential to therapeutic recreation service delivery including clinical interviewing, group process, leisure education, treatment approaches, and intervention techniques. Prereq: RMP 490. Permission required.

Equivalent(s): RMP 604

RMP 613 - Interventions and Documentation in Therapeutic Recreation

Credits: 0 or 3

This course emphasizes theory and concepts in clinical intervention within therapeutic recreation settings. Students learn to identify and select appropriate facilitation techniques for a variety of client needs. Students also learn to write and interpret practice-based documentation. Students are afforded the opportunity to practice and apply concepts learned. Prereq: RMP 490. Permission required. Only open to RMP: Therapeutic Recreation majors.

Equivalent(s): RMP 605

RMP 614 - Assessment and Treatment Planning in Therapeutic Recreation

Credits: 4

Addresses the principles of activity analysis, client assessment, documentation, individualized program planning, selection of interventions, and collaboration with a treatment team. Prereq: RMP 612/RMP 613. Permission required. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

Equivalent(s): RMP 603

RMP 615 - Clinical Lab in Therapeutic Recreation

Credits: 2

A clinical lab that provides students with the opportunity to apply principles central to the effective delivery of therapeutic recreation individualized treatment planning, client assessment, documentation, and activity analysis with members of one of two community sites located in the Seacoast region. Students are required to participate in weekly sessions (five to six hours per week) for a total of 15 weeks. Prereq: RMP 612/RMP 613. Permission required. Cr/F.

Equivalent(s): RMP 602

RMP 654 - Professional Development and Ethics

Credits: 2

Focuses on preparing students for the internship experience through the identification of career goals and the selection of an approved internship site. A portfolio emphasizing process skills in resume construction, interviewing techniques, establishing internship goals and objectives, and self-assessment is developed. Securing Certification in Basic First Aid and CPR (infant, child, adult) is a component of this course. Majors only. Prereq: permission. Letter Grade/IA (continuous grading).

Equivalent(s): LMT 564, LMT 654

RMP 661 - Recreation and Event Leadership

Credits: 4

This course is designed to expose students to fundamental principles of leadership. communication, group facilitation, motivation, employee management, conflict resolution, and development of professional ethics. Students will develop techniques for the exercise of leadership in group and organizational settings associated with recreational programs and events. Students are expected to apply the leadership principles, theories, and techniques to small group exercises and activity leadership requirements. Prereq: RMP 490, RMP Majors only; permission required.

Equivalent(s): RMP 558

RMP 663 - Recreation and Event Management

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to various management processes. These processes include fiscal and budget development and management; policy development and implementation; recreational facility design, operation, and functions. Students gain insight into key areas of management through visitation to recreation and event venues and facilities. RMP Majors Only. Prereq: RMP 490 permission required.

Equivalent(s): LMT 663

RMP 668 - Youth Culture and Programs

Credits: 4

Emphasizes the identification of community and personal issues youth face in growing up as well as institutional and programmatic support available to assist youth. The course also examines the leadership, administrative, financial, and marketing tools necessary to develop successful youth programs and services. Service learning fieldwork and the completion of a background check are required. Prereq: RMP, RMP:PA or RMP:TR Majors Only or by permission of the instructor. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

RMP 670 - Venue Management Design & Operations

Credits: 4

Provides students with an orientation to the management, design, operation, and functions of various recreation venues. Topics include venue management, operational considerations, support features, and auxiliary functions that impact the manager's role. Students gain insight into key areas of venue management, design, and operations through visits to actual recreation venues.

RMP 680 - Festival and Event Planning

Credits: 4

Introduces the planning, marketing, management, and evaluation of festivals and special events. Explores the theories and practices relevant to successful event planning for host community residents and visitors. Prereq: RMP 557 (majors); or by instructor permission (non-majors).Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only.

RMP #700H - Senior Honors Project

Credits: 4-6

Under the direction of an RMP faculty member, students complete either a supervised research or applied field study project that builds on their honors coursework. Students submit a written proposal for approval and present the results at the completion of their project. Applied studies address a specific need or problem of a local agency or organization. Prereq: permission required.

Attributes: Honors course

RMP 705 - Management and Policy in Therapeutic Recreation

Credits: 4

Addresses National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification knowledge areas concerning management competency. Students acquire knowledge of current principles and procedures for assuming an administrative role in the therapeutic recreation profession. Issues and practices related to budgeting, reimbursement, quality improvement programs, and comprehensive program planning. Prereq: RMP 612, RMP 613.RMP:TR majors only.

RMP 711 - Recreation Resource Management

Credits: 4

Examines the supply and demand of natural resources for outdoor recreation uses, with emphasis on relationships between public and private roles and responsibilities. Social, environmental, and economic impacts of outdoor recreation use are discussed. Current principles and techniques of recreation resource planning and management are outlined. Prereq: seniors or permission.

Equivalent(s): LMT 711

RMP 720 - Adaptive Sports and Recreation Facilitation

Credits: 4

This course takes a strengths-based approach to examining adaptive sports and recreation, with a focus on best practices and risk management in community-based settings. This is an experiential learning course, whereby students will learn how to design, plan, and facilitate a variety of adaptive sports for people with disabilities. Students will learn and apply processes for selecting, fitting, and adjusting adaptive sports and recreation equipment for individuals with disabilities. A special course fee will apply.

RMP 724 - Grantsmanship, Evaluation, and Research

Credits: 4

Emphasizes understanding and application of grantsmanship, research techniques, and research writing. Addresses the process of program planning and grant proposal development. Examines research methodologies and the evaluation processes as applied to recreation and allied health settings. Critical assessment of uses and limitations of research for recreation. Prereq: RMP 557, and junior or senior RMP major or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

RMP 740 - Therapeutic Recreation Service Delivery in Community Settings

Credits: 4

This course provides specialized knowledge and skills related to the practice of Recreational Therapy in a community setting. The course will encourage students to expand their understanding of philosophical constructs, public policy, and professional programs. Specific facilitation techniques and treatment modalities will be introduced as well as information specific to the therapeutic process as it is observed in these settings. Prereq: RMP 490, RMP 502.

RMP 750 - Advocacy, Aging, and Active Living

Credits: 4

This course explores the impact of advocacy and social action programs for the aging adult. We will focus this exploration through the lens of active living with an emphasis on how leisure and recreation contribute to optimal experiences in later adulthood. Course content includes facilitating the learners' understanding of later life issues within the broader context of health and well-being at the local, state, and national levels. There is an applied action component to this course using a service learning framework (what? So What? Now What?). Students will have the opportunity to become involved with community advocacy/action programs as part of this course.

RMP 764 - Internship

Credits: 10-16

Supervised professional work experience in an approved recreation, park, tourism or health care agency. Students participate in a 10-16-week, 400-640 hour internship experience after receiving approval from their Professional Mentor and the Internship Coordinator. Prereq: majors only; permission. Cr/F.

RMP 772 - Law and Public Policy in Leisure Services

Credits: 4

Topics including the law of torts, contracts, property, civil rights, risk management, and legal research are addressed in the context of leisure services and recreation resources. Public policy and professional advocacy implications are examined in relation to legislative and judicial systems. Prereq: RMP 557, RMP 663, and senior RMP major or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

Equivalent(s): LMT 772

RMP #775 - Entrepreneurial and Commercial Recreation

Credits: 4

Principles of business planning and development as applied to the private sector leisure services industry. Emphasizes knowledge of key commercial leisure services profiles and their intersection with allied professions such as hospitality and tourism. Course topics include entrepreneurship, business planning, needs assessment, product development, selling, financing, legal designations, and business operations leading to the development of a business plan for a new entrepreneurial recreation enterprise.

Equivalent(s): RMP 675

RMP 796 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-4

Individual study and/or research relating to leisure-oriented topics. Prereq: permission.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

Equivalent(s): LMT 796, RMP 796W

RMP 796W - Independent Study

Credits: 1-4

Individual study and/or research relating to leisure-oriented topics. Prereq: permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

Equivalent(s): RMP 796