RPTA QUAD CITIES
RPTA - QC Course List
RPTA Core Courses
RPTA 111 Introduction to Leisure Services. (3) Examines the purpose and function of leisure services delivered by governmental, non-profit, and private agencies. For major and minor, course is prerequisite to all upper division courses. (articulates with Black Hawk College HPE 211)
RPTA 230 Leadership in Leisure Services. (3) A study of the theory, principles, and processes of leadership in delivery of leisure services. Laboratory involved. (articulates with Black Hawk College HPE 215)
RPTA 235 Programming Principles and Applications in Leisure Services. (3) Explores the purpose and functions of programs, planning principles, objectives, organizational behavior, and evaluation. Translation of a program plan into practical situations. Prerequisites: RPTA 111; upper division status or consent of instructor. Field observations required.
RPTA 322 Administration of Leisure Services I. (3) Provides basis for understanding administrative process related to delivery of leisure services. Explores administration/management theory, communication, marketing, and public relations. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course. Prerequisites: RPTA 111; upper division status or consent of instructor.
RPTA 397 Research and Evaluation in Leisure Services. (3) Introduces basic concepts and procedures for design and implementation of evaluative research in practical settings. Prerequisites: RPTA 111, Stat 171, and junior standing.
RPTA 398 Internship Seminar. (1) Assists students to determine personal goals and objectives, conduct survey and apply to various agencies before making final selection for location of internship. Prerequisite: RPTA majors of junior or senior standing; RPTA minors by petition.
RPTA 499 Internship in Leisure Services. (3) 12 s.h. to be taken concurrently. Laboratory field experience provides for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of leisure service delivery with highly qualified personnel in a selected agency with university faculty supervision. Cannot apply to minor except by petition. Prerequisites: upper division status or consent of instructor; approval of departmental committee.
RPTA Professional Elective Courses
RPTA 110 Concepts of Leisure. (3) (General Education/ Human Well-Being) Explores the place of leisure in society. Examines what people do for recreation and leisure in a changing culture. Assists students from all majors to develop a personal leisure life-style that promotes wellness. Does not count toward the major in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration.
RPTA 112 Recreation for Life. (2) (General Education/ Human Well-Being) Examines the contribution of organized recreation to the development and maintenance of individual well-being. This class will assist students’ personal exploration of how recreation can enhance body, mind, and spirit. Classroom concepts will be practiced during laboratory hours. 199 Fieldwork in Leisure Services. (1, repeatable to 2) A minimum of 100 clock hours work experience per credit hour in up to three approved park or recreation agencies. An orientation to the leisure service profession. Prerequisite: prior consent of departmental adviser. Graded S/U only.
RPTA 199 Fieldwork in Leisure Services. (1, repeatable to 2) A minimum of 100 clock hours work experience per credit hour in up to three approved park or recreation agencies. An orientation to the leisure service profession. Prerequisite: prior consent of departmental adviser. Graded S/U only.
RPTA 251 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation. (3) Introduction to the field of therapeutic recreation, theories and models, orientation to terminology characteristics, and dynamics of people with disabilities. Field experience required.
RPTA 270 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations. (3) The course will introduce the history, mission, programs, and staffing of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and focus on the role they have in meeting the needs of youth and adults, including those of under-represented groups, in society.
RPTA 323 Administration of Leisure Services II. (3) Provides the basis for understanding administrative processes related to the delivery of leisure services. Explores fiscal management, human resources management, and legal issues related to leisure services. Prerequisite: RPTA 322 and upper division status, or consent of the instructor.
RPTA 376 Perspectives in Outdoor Recreation. (3) Examines outdoor recreation movement in America and its impact on natural resources; reviews relationships between changing public demand and the many agencies involved in supplying outdoor recreation. Prerequisites: upper division status or consent of instructor.
RPTA 399 Issues in Leisure Services. (1) Explores the roles and responsibilities attributable to the developing professional, with a focus on service and environmental stewardship. Prerequisites: RPTA 111, 322, 332, and 376.
RPTA 424 Fund Raising and Volunteerism in Leisure Services. (3) A study of the principles and practices associated with fundraising and utilization of volunteers in public as well as private nonprofit leisure service organizations. Prerequisite: RPTA 322.
RPTA 428 Youth and Leisure Services. (3) A study of the theories, principles, and practices related to youth and leisure including social trends and issues, youth development, youth services agencies, program planning and evaluation, behavior management, leadership, and public relations. Prerequisites: RPTA 230 and 332.
RPTA 448G Interpretation of Cultural and Environmental Resources. (3) Develops basic understanding of interpretation of natural, environmental, and cultural resources. Includes philosophy and techniques. Prerequisite: upper division status or consent of instructor. Field trip fee required.
RPTA 460 Community Tourism Development. (3) Provides essentials for successful development of a local tourism economy including organizing, planning, developing, and operation. Prerequisites: RPTA 362 and upper division status, or permission from instructor.
RPTA 467 Special Event Planning and Management. (3) The application of methods and techniques to plan, implement, and evaluate successful community special events. Content includes selection of event theme and coordination of set up, staff, finance, promotion, partnerships, and operations and evaluation. Prerequisite: RPTA 332.
RPTA 482 Facility Management. (3) Explores problems, principles, and techniques of management, design, and operation of selected park and recreation facilities. Special emphasis on swimming pools, tennis, racquetball, golf, ice skating, and community center activities. Consideration given to factors affecting energy conservation and reducing operational costs. Prerequisite: upper division status or consent of instructor. Field trip fee.
RPTA 481 Management of Outdoor Recreation Resources. (3) Considers theory and practice for human dimensions oriented use of land, water, and wildlife resources for recreation experiences. Examines social and physical carrying capacity of land and cultural treatment of ecological systems. Prerequisite: upper division status or consent of instructor.
RPTA 485 (Cross-listed with ZOOL 485) Resource Management for Fly Fisheries. (3) Students will learn trout stream ecology and management, and gain fly-fishing experience. Course includes a one-week trip to a stream for students to meet with resource professionals and to practice their skills. Not open to students with credit in ZOOL 485. Prerequisite: One of the following: BOT 200 (C grade or better), MICR 200 (C grade or better), ZOOL 200 (C grade or better), RPTA 110, RPTA 111, or permission of instructor. Charge for on-site trip and equipment required.
RPTA 487 Site Planning in Recreation and Parks. (3) Introduction to basic planning principles and techniques as they apply to park and recreation projects. Special consideration given to the use of GIS and GPS technology and field techniques. Emphasis on problem solving in the planning process. Prerequisite: upper division status or consent of instructor.
RPTA 488 Park Open Space Planning. (3) Investigates theory, principles, and methods of planning recreation land systems. Explores procedures to preserve, acquire, and develop recreation lands and green space throughout a district or urban area. Prerequisite: upper division status or consent of instructor.
RPTA 489 Park Maintenance and Operations Management. (3) Explores procedures and problems of recreation area operation with emphasis on planning and management for maintenance efficiency. Topics include planning, scheduling, standards, cost control, vandalism, etc. Prerequisite: upper division status or consent of instructor.
RPTA 490G Independent Study. (1–3, repeatable to 8) Research projects or independent study not covered in other courses. Credit assigned according to the nature and scope of project. Prerequisites: upper division status or consent of instructor; written description of proposal including justification, objectives, and procedures must be submitted to department chairperson prior to enrollment; permission of department chairperson required.