REHA 3044 Shaping the Future of Recreational Therapy

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401404

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Description Recreation therapists are frequently tasked with solving very complex problems in their practice. This subject uses project-based learning to provide students with the opportunity to work collaboratively to solve an industry-driven problem, using systematic and evidence-based techniques to do so. Students will be challenged to think broadly to take into account the interrelationships among a full range of causal factors underlying the problem at hand, and will be required to use more collaborative and innovative approaches to solve industry challenges.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Rehabilitation Therapies, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) REHA 2014 AND
REHA 2015


This is a capstone subject of study for the Recreational Therapy Testamur major. Therefore, students must have completed 160 credit points of the program prior to enrolling in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Apply problem-solving skills to an actual health challenge
  2. Appraise literature and information sources that are related to an identified problem
  3. Employ appropriate methods and evaluation processes to create a solution-based proposal
  4. Articulate complex recreation therapy approaches and solutions to different audiences
  5. Demonstrate innovative thinking in creating a solution to a recreation therapy challenge

Subject Content

1. Defining goals, purpose and scope of health policy in relation to Recreation Therapy
2. Ideological approaches to health including health care provision
3. Structural interest groups, pressure groups and political processes
4. The role of Advocacy in creating change to public policy for Recreation Therapy
5. Community participation/active Citizenship and empowerment in health


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Review 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Applied Project 1,000 wordsWritten policy brief 800 words. Slideshow presentation video recording 15 minutes. 40 N Individual
Applied Project 500 words 30 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Sydney City Campus - Term 2 (2023)

Sydney City


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Spring (2023)



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