Recreation Across the Lifespan

RECR 1006

Course description

Students examine human growth and development theories throughout the life cycle. Physical, social, emotional and cognitive maturation across all ages and stages of development from infancy and childhood to older adulthood is examined. Topics include the identification of appropriate methods of programming for recreation and leisure initiatives and the application of principles of human growth and lifespan development, theories of personal change and harm reduction approaches. Barriers including economic, discrimination, health, ability and constraints to participation and strategies for positive change and inclusion are discussed.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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