Course Syllabus

Note: This course code has changed from RM 307 to RM 207. You may occasionally see references to the old course code or title.


The Inclusion & Disabilities in Therapeutic Recreation course is designed as a professional foundation course in Inclusive and Special Recreation. The three primary goals of the course are to help the student:

  1. Develop greater awareness and understanding of individuals with disabilities, and the role of 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.



There are no prerequisites for this course.

Required Resources

  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 provided in the W01 Professional Toolbox.

Proctored Exams and Assessments

This course will use an online proctoring software called Proctorio. This makes it possible for students to take assessments and exams without a human proctor present. Proctored exams can be accessed like any other exam, once the software has been installed. Exams will be recorded by Proctorio and reviewed by the BYUI Testing Center. Any questionable exams will be forwarded to the instructor for further review.

For step-by-step instructions on Proctorio installation, please refer to this help guide article.


Course Outcomes

  1. Identify and assess personal and professional attitudes in providing recreation services to people with disabilities.
  2. Identify and assess a variety of program delivery models that serve the needs of individuals with disabilities.
  3. Understand the unique challenges and barriers faced by individuals with disabilities in daily living and their need for Recreation and Leisure Services.
  4. Develop an understanding of local, state, and federal legislative regulations related to providing recreation services to people with disabilities. Particular attention is given to Americans with Disabilities.
  5. Introduce students to the history, philosophy, and development of Therapeutic Recreation.

Major Assignments

The table below is meant to help you see the relevance of each major assignment as it pertains to the course outcomes (CO).

Major Assignment Description CO#
W08 Exam Midterm
W14 Exam Cumulative Exam

Weekly Patterns

The table below displays typical weekly activities, due dates, and activity descriptions. 

Due Date* Learning Model Activity Title Description
Midweek Prepare Study Review the week's content materials
Midweek Teach One Another Team Huddle Review the podcast and reading material with your group and discuss the question prompts provided in the instructions.
End of Week Teach One Another Discussion Professional Toolbox Add tools and tricks from what you have learned this week to your e-portfolio.
End of Week Ponder/Prove Quiz Quiz Self Reflection

*Set your time zone within user preferences so the dates and times for course activities will display correctly for your time zone.

Learning Model

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


You can expect to receive grades and feedback within 7 days of the due date for all assignments.

Grading Scale

Weighted Grading

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

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.

University Policies

Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office at (208) 496-9210 or visit their website and follow the Steps for Receiving Accommodations. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with students and instructors by the Disability Services Office.

This course may require synchronous meetings. If you are currently registered with the Disability Services Office and need an interpreter or transcriber for these meetings, please contact the deaf and hard of hearing coordinator at (208) 496-9219.

Other University Policies

Student Honor and Other Policies

Please read through the document called University Policies. It gives important information about the following topics:

  • Student Honor
    • Academic Honesty
    • Student Conduct
      • Sexual Harassment
  • Student with Disabilities
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Copyright Notice

Go to the Student Resources module to review further resources and information.


If you need assistance, visit the I-Learn Help tab located on the left hand side of your screen to contact the appropriate support center.

Course Summary:

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