• International Summer Program Rafael Altamira

     

    SPORTS, LEISURE AND RECREATION IN THE USA & SPAIN

    From June 18 to June 26, 2018

     

                                

     

    Venue: University of Alicante campus.

    Contact hours: 40  hours (4 ECTS)


    Certificates:

    -  Certificate of Attendance (minimum of 80% attendance, will be handed in the last day of class)
    - Certificate of Achievement: Students need to pass their evaluation to obtain this certificate, it will be delivered after receiving final grades before the end of October 2018

    Registration: From March 15 until the course is full.
    Online registration available: www.isp.ua.es

    E-mail: summercourses@ua.es

     

    This course, completely taught in English, focuses on the recreation, sports and leisure industry in the United States and Spain. Students will experience first hand the richness of Spanish culture. Classes will be dynamic and all students will need to interact and work together in small groups. Several outdoor activities are organized as part of the program such as guided visits to festivals, leisure and recreation centers, etc. Students from Illinois and Alicante and other European countries will participate in this international program. Classes are taught by American and Spanish professors in English. Pre-requisites- Intermediate Level of English.

    A.  Sports, Leisure and Recreation in Spain        
    Prof. Juan Tortosa Martínez,
    University of Alicante

     

    OBJECTIVES:

    Students will learn about the sports, leisure and recreation activities in Spain with special mention to the public sector, people with disabilities and health promotion.  

     

    CONTENT:

    This will include classroom activities, and practical sessions and field trips. The classroom activities will provide an understanding of the structure of the sports, leisure and recreation field in Spain with special attention to the public sector, sports and recreation leadership and professional opportunities in the field in Spain.
     

    o   Structure and organization of the sports, leisure and recreation field in the United States
    o   Structure and organization of the sports, leisure and recreation field in Spain (Topic 1)
    o   The provision of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities in the public sector in the Spain (Topic 2)
    o   The provision of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities in Spain (Topic 3)
    o   Physical activity and recreation across the lifespan in Spain. The relationship between recreation and health.  (Topic 4)            

     

    B. Sports, leisure and Recreation in the United States

    Prof. Daniel, G. Yoder, Western Illinois University

    OBJECTIVES:

    Students will learn about sports, leisure and recreation in the United States and about their challenging and competitive culture which encourages people to go ‘above and beyond’.  

     

    CONTENT:

    Classroom activities:

    o   Structure and organization of the sports, leisure and recreation field in the United States

    o   The provision of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities in the public sector in the United States  

    o   The provision of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities in the United States  

    o   Physical activity and recreation across the lifespan in the United States. The relationship between recreation and health.  

    o   Professional career opportunities in the United States.

    Evaluation

     Students are required to attend all classes and outdoor activities. Besides, they will work in groups. Class participation and presentations will be included as part of the evaluation.

     

    SCHEDULE:
     

    MONDAY 18

    - 09:00-11:00   Course Presentation & Campus Tour
    - 11:00-12:00  Cooperative games
    - 12:00-12:30  Writing activity presentation
    - 12:30-13:30  Topic 1 (USA&Spain)

    - 18:00            City Tour

     

    TUESDAY 19

    - 9:00-10:00   Writing activity
    - 10:00-11:30  Topic 2 USA                                       
    - 11:30-12:00  Break
    - 12:00-13:00 Topic 2 Spain

    - 17:00            Field trip to GUADALEST-ALTEA

    WEDNESDAY 20

    - 9:00-10:00   Writing activity
    - 10:00-11:30  Topic 3 USA                                       
    - 11:30-12:00  Break
    - 12:00-13:00 Recreation activities with older adults in the University of Alicante main Campus

    THURSDAY 21

    - 9:00-10:00   Writing activity
    - 10:00-11:30  Topic 3 USA
    - 11:30-12:00  Break
    - 12:00-14:00  Topic 3 Spain

     

    FRIDAY 22

    CAMPUS CLOSED (Bonfires Festival)

    - 11:00-17:00 Organized visit to TABARCA ISLAND

     

     

    MONDAY 25

                     CAMPUS CLOSED (Bonfires Festival)

                    - 11:00-17:00
    Organized Sea Sports in Campello (Kayak, Paddle Surf, Sailing)

    TUESDAY 26

    - 9:00-10:00    Topic 4 Spain
    - 10:00-11:00  Topic 4 USA
    - 11:00-11:30   Break
    - 11:30-13:00   Recreation activities for people with intellectual disabilities in the University of Alicante main Campus
    - 13:00            Closure Ceremony


     

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