Course Description

The Accessible Recreation course is designed as a professional foundations course in Inclusive and Special Recreation. The three primary goals of the course are to help the student:

  1. Develop a greater awareness and understanding of individuals with disabilities, and the role recreation and leisure play in their lives.
  2. Develop a spirit of inclusion and a deepened desire to include individuals with disabilities in recreation and leisure activities.
  3. Develop a “toolbox” of resources and strategies that might be applied to facility and program design, as well as facilitation, in fields of recreation management and services.

Course Outcomes

  1. Experience first-hand contact with people with disabilities by working in an agency providing recreation services.
  2. Knowledge of legislation regarding service delivery organizations.
  3. An awareness of personal and societal attitudes toward people with disabling conditions, and the impact of those attitudes on service delivery.
  4. An understanding of the efficacy of therapeutic techniques such as the arts, the outdoors, and sports participation.

Learning Model Architecture

Prepare: Reading assignments and Reading Quizzes

Teach One Another: Video clip discussions (Team Huddles), Professional Toolbox collaborative compilations

Ponder and Prove: Volunteer practicum and summary paper, Final Exam, Weekly Application activities and Self-Assessments

Required Materials

  1. Access to the course on I-Learn.
  2. Internet connection.
  3. E-portfolio of choice; any resource that can be shared and provide a link each week to classmates. Suggestions given in the W01 Professional Toolbox.

Grading Policies

Percentage     Letter Grade
90–100% A
80–89% B
70–79% C
60–69% D
Below 60% F


Assignments submitted late are subject to a late penalty up to 50% off the final score.

Weighted Grading

40% Assignments and Assessments
30% Professional Toolbox and Personal Mission Statement
20% Team Huddles (video discussions)
10% Practicum Report

Preventing Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds, including federal loans and grants. Title IX also covers student-to-student sexual harassment. If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination, please contact the Equal Employment Office at Kim. 240. Phone 496-1130 (24 hours).

Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University–Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office MCK 123. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified, documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the Services for Students with Disabilities Office. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures. You should contact the Equal Employment Office at KIM 240.


The instructor has the right to change the dates or assignments as deemed necessary.