Introduction to Recreation and Leisure

ISBN-10: 0736057811

ISBN-13: 9780736057813

Edition: 2006

Authors: Human Kinetics Staff

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Offer a broad, 21st-century view of this diverse and evolving field presented by 34 professors and professionals from the United States and Canada.- Provide foundational knowledge and delineate a variety of career options in a field that has been one of the top three areas of growth in employment in the past 15 years.- Detail the multifaceted delivery system of the field through parks, public recreation, nonprofit organizations, commercial recreation and tourism, therapeutic recreation, and unique groups.Recreation and leisure is a nonstop industry with phenomenal growth, tremendous potential, and diverse career paths and options. Introduction to Recreation and Leisure presents a new-millennium view of this evolving field that- presents historical, philosophical, and social aspects of the industry, which students can use to build their knowledge of the field;- offers fresh insights to the standard treatment of community parks and recreation departments, youth and nonprofit agencies, commercial recreation, and tourism enterprises;- describes how recreation provides fun, enriching, and educational programs and services for people of all ages;- encompasses a variety of services, including recreational sports, outdoor activities, fitness and wellness, and arts and culture; and- exposes students to the variety of career options available and supports them as they explore their interests and prepare for challenging careers in one of the leading industries of the 21st century.Introduction to Recreation and Leisure is an ideal introductory text to the field, not only because of its complete coverage but also because of its unique voice. Written by 34 professors and professionals from the United States and Canada, this book offers the collective view of these eminent scholars, rising stars, and leading professionals. The result is a rich portrait of the field that also compares and contrasts the perspectives found in the two countries.Introduction to Recreation and Leisure includes the following textbook features:- Profiles of outstanding graduates and indicators for future directions in the field- Web sites with links that provide access to real-world recreation- Photos that illustrate the great variety of recreation and leisure- Online instructor guide that presents an all-in-one, easy-to-implement support package complete with chapter overviews, discussion questions, objectives, and learning activities that interface with technology- Presentation package of key points and illustrations- Test package with multiple-choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questionsThe book is divided into three parts.Part Iprovides students the foundational history, philosophy, and understanding of the field in relation to the individual and society.Part IIintroduces students to different sectors of the field, presenting the multifaceted delivery system through parks, public recreation, nonprofit organizations, commercial recreation and tourism, therapeutic recreation, and unique groups.Part IIIpresents the different types of programming found in recreation and leisure services, including recreational sports; fitness, health, and wellness; outdoor and adventure recreation; and arts and culture. It includes career directions and ends with a chapter on the nature of recreation and leisure as a profession.Introduction to Recreation and Leisure celebrates a multifaceted profession that has been one of the top three growth employment areas in the past 15 years. It provides foundational information and real-world connections to the profession, and it prepares students for their future in recreation and leisure.
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List price: $68.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

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Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
Power, Promise, Potential, and Possibilities of Parks, Recreation, and Leisure
History of Recreation
Philosophy and Leisure
Leisure and Recreation for Individuals in Society
Leisure and Recreation As a Multifaceted Delivery System
Delivery Systems
Public Parks in the United States and Canada
Public Recreation
Nonprofit Sector
Commercial Recreation and Tourism
Therapeutic Recreation
Unique Groups
Leisure and Recreation Across the Life Span
Delivering Recreation and Leisure Services
Program Delivery and the Many Modes of Recreation
Recreational Sport Management
Health, Fitness, Wellness, and Livability
Outdoor and Adventure Recreation
Arts and Culture
The Nature of Recreation and Leisure as a Profession
Appendix: Accreditation Standards
About the Contributors
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