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Introduction to Recreation and Leisure 3rd Edition PDF With Web Study Guide

Introduction to Recreation and Leisure 3rd Edition PDF With Web Study Guide

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    Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Third Edition, gives students a broad view of the field, offering them a solid foundation for understanding the industry they plan to enter upon graduation.

    Students learn from the perspectives of 52 leading professors, professionals, and emerging scholars from the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, and around the globe. Led by new editors, Tyler Tapps and Mary Sara Wells, these experts introduce recreation and leisure foundational concepts, delivery systems, and programming services. Students benefit from the diversity of perspectives and viewpoints from around the world as they learn about the similarities and differences in the industry from an international perspective.

    The following are new to this edition:

    • New editors and contributors from around the world, including emerging scholars

    • Updated data throughout the book

    • New chapter sections

    • An expanded chapter on international perspectives on sustainability and ecotourism

    • Real-world connections to recreation and leisure theories that help students consider career options

    • A web study guide with On the Job learning activities, a glossary, chapter overviews, article summaries, and recommendations of websites to explore

    A Strong Foundational Overview

    Introduction to Recreation and Leisure grounds students in the historical, philosophical, and social aspects of the industry. The authors offer fresh insights into community parks and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations, and commercial recreation and ecotourism enterprises. Students learn about various enriching educational programs and services for people of all ages.

    “The text encompasses a variety of services, including recreational sport management, outdoor and adventure recreation, health and wellness, and arts and culture,” says Tapps. “It also exposes students to career options and supports them as they explore their interests and prepare for challenging careers in the industry.”

    Text Contents

    The book is organized into three parts. In part I, students learn about the foundations of recreation and leisure, including the historical, philosophical, and social issues that have shaped the field. Part II explores various sectors of the field, including leisure service delivery systems, public recreation, the nonprofit sector, the for-profit sector (such as event and ecotourism enterprises), and therapeutic recreation, among others. Part III focuses on the programming of recreation and leisure services, including program delivery systems, recreational sport management, outdoor and adventure recreation, the nature of recreation and leisure as a profession, and more.

    Each chapter includes learning objectives that highlight the chapter’s important concepts, as well as an Outstanding Graduates feature that introduces former students who have gone on to successful careers in the field. A glossary of important terms is included in the web study guide and instructor guide, which are part of the ancillary package.


    The text is supported by an instructor guide, a test package, a PowerPoint presentation package, and a web study guide that contains chapter summaries and learning experiences. These resources make it easier for instructors to prepare for and manage their courses, and they help students retain what they learn from the text.

    Guidance for Students Making Career Choices

    This fully updated text, with its insights and perspectives from top professionals and professors from around the globe, opens up the world of recreation and leisure for students, offering them vital information that will help them make informed choices as they move forward in pursuit of careers in this growing field. With its cutting-edge view of recreation and leisure services, Introduction to Recreation and Leisure prepares students for success in the field of recreation and leisure.

    Part I. Foundations of Recreation and Leisure

    Chapter 1. Power, Promise, Potential, and Possibilities of Recreation and Leisure

    Ellen O’Sullivan

    What If?

    Welcome to the World of Recreation and Leisure

    Definitions of Play, Recreation, Leisure, and Flow

    Recreation and Leisure: Everywhere, Everyone, All the Time

    Values and Benefits of Recreation and Leisure

    Recreation and Leisure: The Less Desirable Side

    Trends in Recreation and Leisure

    Recreation and Leisure: A Passion, a Pursuit, a Profession

    Moving On

    Chapter 2. History of Recreation

    M. Rebecca Genoe, Douglas Kennedy, Jerome F. Singleton, Tristan Hopper, and Jill Sturts

    Tracing the Roots of Leisure

    Development of Recreation in the United States and Canada

    Current Trends Affecting Recreation and Leisure

    Similarities Between Canada and the United States


    Chapter 3. Philosophy and Leisure

    Donald J. McLean

    Why Does Philosophy Matter?

    Metaphysics and Leisure

    Epistemology and Leisure

    Logic and Leisure

    Aesthetics and Leisure

    Ethics and Leisure

    Contemporary Philosophy of Leisure

    Solving Ethical Dilemmas in Leisure Services


    Chapter 4. Leisure and Recreation for Individuals in Society

    Juan Tortosa MartÌnez and Daniel G. Yoder

    Leisure as a Complex Social Phenomenon

    Similarity and Diversity in Recreation and Leisure

    Leisure, Recreation, and Gender

    Leisure, Recreation, and Sexual Orientation

    Leisure, Recreation, and Ethnicity and Race

    Leisure, Recreation, and Religion

    Leisure, Recreation, and Socioeconomic Status

    Benefits and Constraints of Leisure

    Good and Bad Leisure and Recreation

    Implications for Professionals


    Part II. Leisure and Recreation as a Multifaceted Delivery System

    Chapter 5. Leisure Service Delivery Systems

    David N. Emanuelson

    Private Sector

    Private-Sector Leisure Service Delivery Systems

    Nonprofit Sector

    Nonprofit-Sector Leisure Service Delivery Systems

    Public Sector

    Municipal Public-Sector Leisure Service Delivery Systems

    Professional Preparation for Leisure Service Delivery

    Professional Accreditation


    Chapter 6. Parks and Protected Areas in Canada and the United States

    Paul F.J. Eagles and Jeffrey C. Hallo

    History of Parks in Canada

    Park Systems of Canada

    History of Parks in the United States

    Park Systems of the United States

    International Treaties and Protected Area Designations and Parks

    Comparing Canada and the United States

    Career Opportunities

    Challenges and Trends for the 21st Century


    Chapter 7. Public Recreation

    Public Parks and Recreation in the United States and Canada

    Susan Markham-Starr and Mary Sara Wells

    Historical Overview of Public Recreation in the United States

    Historical Overview of Public Recreation in Canada

    Delivery Systems in Public Recreation

    Partnerships: Connections to the Community

    Faces of Public Recreation

    Chameleon Profession: Ever Changing Societal Issues and Needs

    Political Realities: No Pain, No Gain

    Benefits of Recreation


    Inclusive Recreation

    Terry Long

    Building Blocks of Inclusion

    Defining Inclusion

    Specialized Programs

    Chapter 8. Nonprofit Sector

    Robert F. Ashcraft

    Nonprofit Sector in the United States and Canada

    Types of National and Community-Based Nonprofit Recreation Organizations

    Professionals in Nonprofit Organizations

    Challenges and Opportunities for the Future


    Chapter 9. For-Profit Sector: Recreation, Event, and Tourism Enterprises

    Robert E. Pfister and Patrick T. Tierney

    Attributes of For-Profit Services

    RET Industry Model

    Considering an RET Career

    Trends and Challenges


    Chapter 10. Therapeutic Recreation

    Frances Stavola Daly and Robin Kunstler

    Defining Therapeutic Recreation

    History of Therapeutic Recreation

    Therapeutic Recreation Settings and Services

    Therapeutic Recreation Practice Models

    Therapeutic Recreation Process


    Your Future in Therapeutic Recreation

    Trends for the 21st Century


    Chapter 11. Unique Groups

    Campus Recreation

    Amanda Deml and Tiffany Lundy

    History of Campus Recreation

    Organizational Structure


    Career Opportunities

    Trends in Campus Recreation


    Correctional Recreation

    Timothy Baghurst and Tyler Tapps

    Introduction to the Correctional System

    Types of Correction

    Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Correctional Recreation

    Recreation Programming

    Correctional Recreation Professionals

    Trends and Issues


    Faith-Based Recreation

    John Byl and David Kahan

    Differences Within Faith Traditions

    Differences Among Faith Traditions

    Judaism and Christianity and the National Recreation and Park Association Three Pillars Employment in Faith-Based Recreation


    Worksite Recreation and Health Promotion

    Janet M. Bartnik and Jeffrey Ferguson

    Corporate Wellness and Health Promotion

    History of Worksite Wellness

    Community Health, Population Health, and Individual Health

    Benefits of Corporate Wellness and Health Promotion Programs

    Wellness and Health Promotion Program Planning and Operation

    Wellness and Health Promotion: Other Program Types


    Career Preparation


    Recreation in the Armed Forces

    Ryan Cane and Diane Blankenship


    Military Versus Civilian Recreation

    U.S. Armed Forces

    Canadian Armed Forces

    Military Recreation Program Areas

    Employment Opportunities


    Chapter 12. Leisure and Recreation Across the Life Span

    Tyler Tapps and Timothy Baghurst

    Leisure Functions Across the Life Span





    Generation Effect


    Part III. Delivering Recreation and Leisure Services

    Chapter 13. Program Delivery System

    Diane C. Blankenship

    Program Delivery History

    Mission and Outcomes

    Leadership Within the Program Delivery System

    Program Classification

    Program Formats


    Chapter 14. Recreational Sport Management

    H. Joey Gray and Robert J. Barcelona

    Examining Sport Management From a Recreational Perspective

    Defining Recreational Sport

    Five Programming Areas of Recreational Sport Management

    Scope of Participation in Recreational Sport

    Trends in Recreational Sport Management

    International Participation in Recreational Sport

    Career Opportunities


    Chapter 15. Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life

    Matthew Symonds, Rhonda Cross Beemer, and Terrance Robertson

    Personal Health

    The Wellness Perspective

    Quality of Life, Health, and Healthy Communities

    History in the Making: Healthy Communities

    Career Opportunities


    Chapter 16. Outdoor and Adventure Recreation

    Bruce Martin, Garrett Hutson, and Marni Goldenberg

    Definitions of Outdoor and Adventure Recreation Terms

    History of Outdoor and Adventure Recreation in Canada and the United States

    Settings and Delivery Systems

    Contemporary Trends and Issues in Outdoor and Adventure Recreation


    Chapter 17. Arts and Culture

    Julie Voelker-Morris

    Types of Arts and Cultural Experiences in Recreation and Leisure

    Overview of Types of Organizations and Roles Available

    Participation in Arts and Culture Activities

    Benefits of Arts and Cultural Recreation Opportunities

    Contemporary Trends for Recreation Professionals Who Implement Arts and Culture Activities


    Chapter 18. The Nature of Recreation and Leisure as a Profession

    Denise M. Anderson and Tracy L. Mainieri

    Value of the Profession and Benefits to the Professional

    Characteristics of the Recreation and Leisure Services Profession

    Nature of the Profession

    Career Planning

    Career Positioning: A Nine-Step Process

    Changes in the Field: Taste the Excitement


    Chapter 19. International Perspectives on Recreation and Leisure

    International Perspectives: Sustainability and Ecotourism

    Richard R. Jurin and Diane Gaede


    International Overview

    International Organizations

    Ecotourism and Nature Travel

    Recreation, Tourism, and Leisure Development and Advocacy


    Recreation and Leisure in Brazil

    Arianne C. Reis and Alcyane Marinho

    Historical Development of Recreation and Leisure in Brazil

    Types of Sectors, Segments, and Services

    Demand and Future Growth

    Trends and Issues


    Recreation and Leisure in China

    Jinyang Deng and Huimei Liu

    A Brief History of China’s Leisure Development

    Recreation Opportunities in China

    Challenges and Trends for the Future


    Recreation in Nigeria

    Franz U. Atare and Felicia S. Ekpu

    Historical Development of Recreation and Leisure in Nigeria

    Settings, Organization, and Structures

    Diverse Populations and Their Interests

    Challenges, Issues, and Future Trends


    Tyler Tapps, PhD, is an assistant professor at Northwest Missouri State University. He received his PhD in health, leisure, and human performance from Oklahoma State University in 2009. In 2015, he was certified as a park and recreation professional by the National Recreation and Park Association, from which he also received the Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award. He also was awarded the Charles Adam Esslinger Outdoor Recreation Fellowship. Tapps is a military veteran with recreation programming experience in the military. He is a member of the Academy of Leisure Sciences board and is the president of the Leisure Educators section of Missouri Park and Recreation Association. He is also the chair of the Academy of Leisure Science’s Future Scholars program. Tapps enjoys running, working out, boating, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

    Mary Sara Wells, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Utah’s department of parks, recreation, and tourism. She teaches courses in youth development, community recreation, and sport management.

    Since 2004, Wells has researched sportsmanship issues in youth sport. She has published her research in numerous journals, presented at several national and international conferences, and conducted trainings and evaluations for multiple municipal youth sport agencies across the country.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor Guide. Includes chapter summaries, review questions, activities and assignments, and an annotated list of websites. This guide has been updated to support today’s students and bridge the gap between the foundations presented in the book and the changing landscape of the recreation industry.

    Presentation Package. Features slides that highlight the most important concepts, illustrations, and tables from the book.

    Test Package. Includes a variety of test questions (multiple-choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank) from each chapter in the book. Teachers can create their own tests from the questions or use the test package as is.

    Chapter Quiz. Contains 8-10 questions for each chapter in multiple-choice and true-or-false format that instructors can use in their lessons to gauge student comprehension.

    Web Study Guide. Students get access to glossary terms, chapter quizzes, chapter summaries, On the Job learning activities (one per chapter), research prompts, and recommendations of websites to explore.