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SPORTS, LEISURE AND RECREATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND SPAIN

General Information

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.

  • Director: Juan Tortosa Martínez
  • Department: Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas
  • Co-organized with Western Illinois University (USA)
  • Credits: 40 hours / 4 credits LRU / ECTS
  • Date: From June 13 to June 23, 2016
  • Fees: UA students 225€. Non UA students 250€
  • Venue: University of Alicante Campus. Faculty of Education. Classroom ED/0-03
  • Admission requirements: Intermediate English Level
  • Requirements for obtaining the diploma or certificate: attendance at 80% of the classes, performance on a final exam and presentation (team work).
  • All the classes are taught in English

Program

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

 Prof. Nuria Caus Pertegaz, University of Alicante
 Prof. Sheila Saiz Colomina, University of Alicante
 Prof. Vicente Javier Beltrán Carrillo, Miguel Hernández University, Elche

 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.

 Classroom activities:

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 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 13

- 10:00-11:00   Course Presentation & Campus Tour
- 11:00-12:00  Cooperative games
- 12:00-12:30  Writing activity presentation
- 12:30-13:30  Topic 1

- 18:00            City Tour

TUESDAY 14

- 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 15

- 16:00-17:00   Writing activity
- 17:00-19:30  Unique leisure activities that may define our culture and group
                        discussions

THURSDAY 16

- 9:00-10:00   Writing activity
- 10:00-11:30  Topic 3 USA
- 11:30-12:00  Break
- 12:00-14:00  Recreation activities with older adults in the University of Alicante
                        main campus

 FRIDAY 17

- 9:00-10:00   Writing activity
- 10:00-11:00  Topic 3 USA
- 11:00-11:30  Break
- 11:30-13:30  The danger of leisure, body image

 MONDAY 20

- 9:00-10:15   Topic 3-4 Spain
- 10:30-12:00  Recreation activities for people with intellectual disabilities in the
                        University of Alicante main Campus
- 12:00-12:30  Break
- 12:00-13:00  Classroom activities

TUESDAY 21

- 9:00-17:00   Organized Sea Sports in Campello (Kayak, Paddle Surf, Sailing)

WEDNESDAY 22

- 9:00-10:00    Topic 3 Spain
- 10:00-11:00  Topic 4 USA
- 11:00-11:30   Break
- 11:30-13:00   Writing activity and group discussions
- 13:00             Closure Ceremony

THURSDAY 23

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

Enrollment

If the number of students enrolled in the course does not exceed the minimum University of Alicante can resolve the non-celebration of the course.

Sponsors

 

 

   

University of Alicante 'Rafael Altamira' Summer Courses


Cursos de Verano de la Universidad de Alicante "Rafael Altamira"
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