2019-20 Academic Catalog
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Leisure, Youth and Human Services Courses (LYHS)

Courses

LYHS 2020 (430:020). Leadership in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Theories, principles, and practices of leisure, youth and human services leadership; techniques and methods of working with individuals and groups. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 2110. Foundations of Community Parks and Recreation — 3 hrs.

Conceptual foundations of community parks and recreation including historical and philosophical foundations of the parks and recreation field, demand for and organization of different types of resources and services, and career and professional opportunities. (Spring)

LYHS 2120. Foundations of Tourism — 3 hrs.

Investigation of many roles travel and tourism play in contemporary society. Overview of the travel and tourism industry, examination of definitions of travel/tourism, and exploration of the history and development of tourism. (Fall)

LYHS 2130. Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector — 3 hrs.

Overview of the nonprofit sector including history, philosophy, mission, management, activities, and trends. Special emphases on the affiliate agencies of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Students earning a "C" or better simultaneously earn a certificate from the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center. (Fall)

LYHS 2140. Foundations of Outdoor Recreation — 3 hrs.

Overview of development, implementation, and evaluation of outdoor recreation programs. Examination of benefits and challenges of outdoor recreation, with focus on outdoor leadership competencies. (Spring)

LYHS 2150. Foundations of Youth Work — 3 hrs.

A survey and discussion of the practices associated with youth development from a historical and philosophical standpoint. An introduction of the various contexts and methods associated with youth development. (Spring)

LYHS 2160. Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

In this course, you will learn about the field of therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy (TR/RT), study common disability conditions and the effect of these conditions on lifestyle and health, and explore the therapeutic use of recreation from a person-centered approach. In addition, you will gain volunteer experience in Special Olympic events. (Fall)

LYHS 2210. Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level I — 2 hrs.

Professional development forum for experiential education and practical application in recreation, tourism and community services. Activities and programming designed for students seeking a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential, as part of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 3030 (430:030). Inclusive Recreation and Diversity in LYHS — 3 hrs.

Overview of interaction of leisure services and the elements of diversity (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, age, and ability/disability). (Spring)

LYHS 3110. Management and Human Resources in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

An examination of the foundations associated with recreation, tourism and community services management and human resources, including marketing, legal aspects, fiscal responsibilities, and risk management. Students will be introduced to technological innovations associated with marketing and promoting recreation, tourism and community services management and human resources. Prerequisite(s): Six (6) credit hours of LYHS 21XX. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 3120. Programming for Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Introduction to methods and procedures for planning, budgeting, implementing, and evaluating recreation, tourism and community service programs. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites for Leisure, Youth and Human Services Majors: six (6) credit hours of LYHS 21XX. Prerequisites for non-Leisure, Youth, Human Services: prerequisites waived. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 3121 (430:121). Philosophical Foundations of Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Examination of historical and philosophical foundations of leisure, youth and human services, including leisure and play theory, leisure behavior and societal issues, leisure and the environment, and application of theories and behavioral concepts required to understand and manage services, activities, and environments. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 3130. Marketing in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Core concepts of marketing in recreation, tourism and community services including promotion, management, planning, environment, research, consumer behavior, and market segmentation. Demand, supply and community based assets will be examined with a focus on marketing in Iowa and beyond. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites for Leisure, Youth and Human Services Majors: six (6) credit hours of LYHS 21XX. Prerequisites for non-Leisure, Youth, Human Services: prerequisites waived. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 3280. Readings in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 1-3 hrs.

Individual reading and literature review in recreation, tourism and community services. Credit to be determined at time of registration based on student's proposal. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

LYHS 3337 (430:154). Human Resource Development for Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Recruitment, hiring, management, performance evaluation, supervision and termination of staff, volunteers and board members. Emphasis on nonprofit and government personnel practices and procedures. (Spring)

LYHS 3338 (430:155). Planning Strategies in Nonprofit and Youth Agencies — 3 hrs.

Examination and evaluation of various planning models used in nonprofit and youth agencies to meet the needs of participants. Emphasis on matching developmental needs to planning strategies and models. Prerequisite(s): junior standing or consent of instructor. (Spring)

LYHS 3774 (430:173). Conferences, Expositions and Conventions in Tourism — 3 hrs.

Exploration of the field of conferences, expositions, and conventions and their niche in the tourism industry. Study of organizational logistics, program development, economic impact, meeting technology, legal issues, employment opportunities, and topics of current interest related to the field. Prerequisite(s): LYHS 2770 or consent of instructor. (Fall)

LYHS 3777/5777. Special Events Management — 3 hrs.

Planning and management of special events including research, coordination, marketing, and evaluation. Theories and practices relevant to successful event planning for host community residents and tourists. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

LYHS 3778/5778. Community Based Tourism — 3 hrs.

Promotes student competencies that will enable them to assist small communities in tourism development through an organized planning process. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

LYHS 3991/5991 (430:123). Philosophical Ideologies of Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

This course is a continuation of LYHS 2160 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation and is designed to further develop the student's knowledge of therapeutic recreation principles and practices. The major emphasis of this course is for students to be familiar with the similarities and differences of common historical and philosophical foundations, including therapeutic recreation programming models of the profession. This course also includes the student developing an understanding of primary medical terminology used by therapeutic recreations specialists and other collaborating professionals in health and human services. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

LYHS 4210/5210. Nonprofit Leadership Practicum, Level II — 2 hrs.

Leadership development forum embracing experiential education and practical application for activities in recreation, tourism and community services. Activities and programming designed for students seeking a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential, as part of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): LYHS 2210; junior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 4290/5290. Leisure, Youth and Human Services Field Experience — 1-12 hrs.

Supervised observation and leadership experience in leisure, youth and human services. May be repeated with consent of department. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

LYHS 4310/5310. Areas and Facilities in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

An introduction to the principles and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating recreation, tourism, park, and community service settings, areas and facilities. Prerequisite(s): Three (3) credit hours of LYHS 31XX or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 4320. Financial Resource Management in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Theory and practice of budget development, fundraising, financial control, and grant seeking in programs within recreation, tourism and community services. Prerequisite(s): Three (3) credit hours of LYHS 31XX; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 4330/5330. Research and Evaluation in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Introduction to research, evaluation, needs assessment concepts, procedures, and analyses in leisure, youth and human services. Prerequisite(s): Three (3) credit hours of LYHS 31XX; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 4340. Seminar in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 2-3 hrs.

Prepares students for internship and future employment in recreation, tourism and community service organizations. Focus on development of professional documentation (portfolio, resume, etc.), skills, and internship placement. Prerequisite(s): senior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

LYHS 4510. Internship in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 1-12 hrs.

Comprehensive practical experience in leisure, youth and human services. LYHS majors must register for 9 hours. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): senior standing; consent of Internship Coordinator. Corequisite(s): LYHS 4520. (Spring and Summer)

LYHS 4520. Senior Project in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Programming, resource, or research project to be completed during internship. Written report and oral presentation required after the completion of internship. Prerequisite(s): senior standing; consent of Internship Coordinator. Corequisite(s): LYHS 4510. (Spring and Summer)

LYHS 4552/5552 (430:130g). Theory and Practice of Outdoor Education — 3 hrs.

Principles and practices of outdoor education and interpretation for teaching in schools, communities, nature centers, camps and parks. Focus on application in environmental education/adventure settings. Field trip(s)required. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

LYHS 4553/5553 (430:143g). Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation — 3 hrs.

Theory and practical application of current issues, concerns, and trends as they relate to the field of outdoor recreation. Covers some of the historical roots of the American wilderness movement, some of the philosophers who influenced that movement, and some of the major philosophical schools of thoughts that have influenced the way we consider wilderness. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

LYHS 4554/5554 (430:146g). Managing Recreation Impacts on the Natural Environment — 3 hrs.

Basic concepts and techniques used in planning, managing, and sustaining natural settings for human activities and experiences to ensure that negative impacts are minimized and opportunities for recreation are enhanced and sustainable. Psycho-social concepts of how parks and green spaces can have a positive effect on human health and well-being if properly designed and managed will also be explored. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

LYHS 4556/5556. History of Outdoor Recreation — 3 hrs.

Explores the history of outdoor recreation in the United States and its role in defining American identity by tracing its global roots, its production and management from the local to the federal level, and by examining controversies surrounding various recreational forms. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. [Same as HISUS 4556/5556] (Fall)

LYHS 4621/5621 (430:140g). Camp Staff Development — 2-8 hrs.

Staff development and program planning principles, methods, and procedures used in the development of camp services. Lecture and lab. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

LYHS 4623/5623 (430:141g). Field Experience in Camp Counseling — 1-12 hrs.

Supervised counseling experience in an organized camp. May be repeated with consent of department. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

LYHS 4625/5625 (430:144g). Camp Management Systems — 1-12 hrs.

Actual administration of a camp program. Includes personnel supervision, program implementation, and evaluation of camp system. Lecture and lab. May be repeated with consent of department. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

LYHS 4776/5776 (430:170g). Eco, Adventure and Sport Tourism — 3 hrs.

Study of special tourism such as eco, adventure and sport tourism. Dynamics of responsible tourist travel that conserves natural environments and sustains the well-being of local people. Definitions, objectives, and profiles of programs involved in eco, adventure, and sport tourism. Field trips required. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

LYHS 4779/5779 (430:138g). Community Planning Workshop — 3-6 hrs.

Project-based community planning and research course. Provides applied research and communication skills to function creatively and competently in professional settings. Design and execution of planning projects that address recreation and tourism issues. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

LYHS 4995/5995 (430:160g). Assessment, Programming and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

Assessment, programming, and evaluation methods/techniques used in providing therapeutic recreation to persons with disabilities. In particular, this course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and application of current TR/RT and intra-professional assessment instruments, interpretation and documentation of assessment results, creating individualized intervention plans with goals and measurable behavioral objective, and current TR/RT evaluation strategies. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor; verified First Aid and CPR certification; junior standing. Corequisite(s): LYHS 4996/5996 (430:167g). (Even Springs)

LYHS 4996/5996 (430:167g). Intervention Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

The study of intervention techniques for therapeutic recreation settings. In particular, this course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and application of theories of human behavior and principles of behavioral change, principles of group dynamics and leadership, contributions of play, recreation, and leisure to health and well-being, models of TR/RT service delivery and different modalities/interventions, facilitation approaches, and intervention techniques. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): LYHS 4995/5995 (430:160g). (Even Springs)

LYHS 4997/5997 (430:163g). Administrative Practices in Therapeutic Recreation — 3 hrs.

Knowledge and techniques for management of therapeutic recreation services. In particular, this course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and application of TR/RT organizational service plan of operation, quality improvements, personnel, intern, and volunteer management, budgeting and fiscal management, and public relations, promotion, and marketing. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

LYHS 6200 (430:240). Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Historical and philosophical perspective for understanding leisure, leisure behavior, and professional practices in leisure, youth and human services. (Fall)

LYHS 6201 (430:201). Social Policy and Issues in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Examination and analysis of current trends, issues, and social policy confronting practitioners in voluntary/not-for-profit, public, and commercial leisure, youth and human service agencies. (Variable)

LYHS 6202 (430:202). Social Psychology of Leisure — 3 hrs.

Exploration of sociopsychological dimensions of leisure as they affect leisure, youth and human service practitioners and agencies, focusing on theories from sociology, psychology, and social psychology. (Spring)

LYHS 6203 (430:248). Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development: An Overview — 3 hrs.

Introductory course to the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development program designed to give broad coverage for professionals and an overview of studies in philanthropy and nonprofit development. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor. (Variable)

LYHS 6285 (430:285). Readings — 1-6 hrs.

May be repeated for credit. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

LYHS 6295 (430:291). Internship — 1-12 hrs.

Practical experience in leisure, youth and human services with community agencies. May be repeated with consent of student's advisor. Prerequisite(s): consent of graduate committee. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

LYHS 6299 (430:299). Research.

Fee assessed separately for laboratory materials and/or binding of thesis/research paper. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

LYHS 6402 (430:260). Strategic Program Management — 3 hrs.

Examination of concepts and theories of program management in leisure, youth and human services, focusing on analysis of specific programming strategies as they relate to community organization theory using a systems approach. (Fall)

LYHS 6404 (430:254). Marketing the Youth/Human Service Agency — 3 hrs.

Marketing strategies in implementing the exchange relationship between nonprofit organizations and their constituents. (Variable)

LYHS 6406 (430:253). Fundraising and Grant Seeking for Nonprofit Agencies — 3 hrs.

Comprehensive study of various funding sources and the methodology of nonprofit organizations to secure resources. (Fall)

LYHS 6408 (430:251). Financial Decision Making for Youth/Human Service Agencies — 3 hrs.

Financial function of the nonprofit agency incorporating technical materials applicable to the decision-making role of the agency. (Variable)

LYHS 6410 (430:220). Evaluation, Research and Accountability — 3 hrs.

Survey of advanced nonprofit organization research methods. Research in the area selected by student. Preparation and presentation of research proposal or major paper. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor. (Variable)

LYHS 6412 (430:250). Management Issues in Leisure, Youth and Human Services — 3 hrs.

Study of management and administration issues in relation to leisure, youth and human service agencies. (Variable)

LYHS 6414 (430:241). Models for Intervention With Youth — 3 hrs.

Develops understanding of the various models of intervention utilized by professionals who work with youth in youth-serving agencies. (Variable)

LYHS 6416 (430:244). Youth Development in Nonprofit Organizations — 3 hrs.

Examination of concepts and theories of youth development, as related to the design of programs and services for positive role development in nonprofit youth organizations. (Variable)

LYHS 6418 (430:256). Personnel Management and Supervision in Youth/Human Services — 3 hrs.

Elements, processes, and dynamics of personnel management and supervision as it is applied to youth/human services organizations, with an emphasis on nonprofit agencies. (Variable)

LYHS 6420 (430:249). Trends and Issues in Philanthropy/Nonprofit Development — 3 hrs.

Provides a forum for students to learn about and explore the latest trends in giving and nonprofit management. Content will reflect emerging practices and conditions in areas including organizational development, non-traditional revenue sources, donor needs, technology, and professional practice. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor. (Variable)