Students in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi will conduct their inaugural RecFest 2011 Monday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m.-noon at Kamper Park in Hattiesburg.
The idea is to allow recreation therapy majors and recreation administration majors to bring what they learn in the classroom into practical action. Seniors in the Recreation Department will lead the juniors in different activities that promote team building and communication in an enjoyable, learning environment.
Therapeutic recreation by definition is the use of recreation professionals to promote independent functioning and to enhance optimal health and well being of people with illness and/or disabilities. Recreation is a treatment – this includes assessments, written goals and individualized plans.
Recreation administration by definition is designed to prepare students for professional employment in a variety of recreational settings such as campus recreation, church recreation, commercial recreation, outdoor recreation and park management.
For more information about RecFest 2011 call 601.266.5386 or visit http://www.usm.edu/human-performance-recreation