San Jose State University
Instructor: Suzy Ross, PhD, CTRS, RTC
Office Location: SPXC 52
Telephone Number: 408-924-3007
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1pm-4pm; or by appointment
HRTM 196A: ADVANCED PRACTICES AND MANAGEMENT OF THERAPEUTIC
COURSE PREREQUISITES: n/a
The application and examination of concepts, techniques, research, and legal issues utilized by
advanced practitioners and managers. Includes trends and issues related to clinical supervision,
reimbursement, quality improvement, legislation, comprehensive program design, and applied
research that produces evidenced based practice.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
Students will gain competency, knowledge, and skill development in areas relevant to
contemporary practice of therapeutic recreation.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Research, analyze, facilitate, and document evidenced-based practice in therapeutic
recreation that includes the capacity to:
Design, facilitate, and evaluate treatment protocols
Operationalize the international classification of functioning into a practice setting
Understand basic methods for completing efficacy research.
Demonstrate comprehension of the importance, function, and practices of clinical
supervision and professional involvement.
Knowledge of a basic framework and structure for internship and practicum
Knowledge of the implications, significance of, and examples of professional
involvement at the local, state, and national levels.
Knowledge of the structures for certification, licensure, and accreditation.
Demonstrate knowledge and skill pertaining to management practices in therapeutic