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Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

RPTM 410 Marketing of Recreation Services (3) Theoretical/practical application of marketing/advertising strategies in the development/delivery of recreation services.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing or above  

RPTM 415 Commercial Recreation Management (3) Planning, developing, and managing profit-oriented recreation opportunities.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 210 andRPTM 410  

RPTM 425 Principles of Interpretive Materials (3) Principles, practices, application of non-personal interpretive activities common to natural/cultural history, including exhibits, audio-visual and illustrative materials.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 325  

RPTM 430 Environmental Education Methods and Materials (3) Methods and materials for developing, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programs within formal and non-formal educational settings.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: AEE 100 orRPTM 325  

RPTM 433W Program Evaluation and Research in Recreation Services (3) Systematic, structured problem-solving process for decision making in recreation and parks. Research techniques/evaluation procedures; quantitative, qualitative methodologies; deductive, inductive reasoning.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 356 3 credits in statistics  

RPTM 435 Recreation Facilities Planning and Management (3) Planning and management of selected facilities with empahsis upon maintenance, activity, and support provisions.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing or above  

RPTM 440 Adventure-based Programming and Administration (3) Utilization of wilderness/backcountry environments and participant challenge; history, models, theories; survey of organizations; program design, administration; and issues.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: or concurrent:RPTM 330 orRPTM 356  

RPTM 460 Political and Legal Aspects of Recreation Services (3) Role of local, state, federal government in provision of recreation services. Legislative and judicial systems.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 101  

RPTM 470 Recreation and Park Management (3 Management of recreation and park services in public/non-profit settings; planning, budgeting fiscal development, resources allocation, decision- , making, computer applications.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 320  

RPTM 480 Senior Management Seminar (1) Current management issues will be examined relative to professional management strategies, ethics, and leadership in leisure services.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: sixth-semester standing in RPTM  

RPTM 494H Senior Honors Thesis (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Senior Honors Thesis
Effective: Summer 2011
 

RPTM 495A Internship in Recreation Services (12) Meet educational objectives through participation in organized practical experience; direct observation and professional supervision in full-time work experience.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 394 ; seventh-semester standing; 300 hours practical experience; and a 2.0 grade-point average; current and valid certification in advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation  

RPTM 495B Internship in Golf Management (1-4) Observation and participation under supervision in golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 395B ; 2.00 cumulative grade point average; current and valid certification in advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation  

RPTM 495C Internship in Golf Management (1-4) Observation and participation under supervision in golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 495B ; 2.00 cumulative grade point average  

RPTM 495D Internship in Golf Management (1-4) Observation and participation under supervision in golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 495C ; 2.00 cumulative grade point average  

RPTM 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

RPTM 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Foreign Studies in RPTM.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: RPTM 199  

RPTM 501 Leisure Studies Foundations (3) This course provides general background knowledge about the literature and research methods central to the field of leisure studies.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 510 Tourism Behavior: An interdisciplinary Approach (3) An exploration of the various approaches that have been taken in the social sciences to understand tourism behavior.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits in statistics; 3 credits in behavioral science  

RPTM 525 Behavioral Patterns of the Outdoor Recreationist (3) Patterns of time and space use; user characteristics; meaning of participation; facilitation of environment-use enhancement.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 527 Social Psychology of Leisure (3) Application of the methods, constructs, and theory of social psychology to the study of leisure, outdoor recreation, and therapeutic recreation.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: PSYCH 420, SOC 403  

RPTM 530 Research Methods in Leisure Studies (3) Research techniques, including methods, research design, techniques for data collection, as applied to relevant problems in the leisure studies field.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 533 Leisure Studies, Surveys, and Appraisals (3) Advanced procedures related to leisure, recreation, and park research.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: RPTM 530 ; 3 credits in statistics  

RPTM 540 Public and Private Recreation Lands and Waters (3) Public and private roles and interactions, allocation of resources, use policies, open space concepts, private enterprise developments, legal controls.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 545 Philosophical and Social Bases of Leisure (3) Philosophical and social bases of leisure; analysis of critical issues of leisure for philosophical and social implications.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Supervised experience in teaching and orientation to other selected aspects of the profession at The Pennsylvania State University.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

RPTM 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

RPTM 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

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