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Rec 220

REC 220 inclusive and adaptive recreation

Rec 220 a course in inclusive and adaptive recreation, meets with high school students from New Haven for a Minute to Win It contest during their lab period. In this course, students help to lead activities for students with a wide range of cognitive, physical and psychological disabilities adapting them so that all may fully participate. 


Rec 241 outdoor adventure recreation

sleeping giant

Rec 241 provides students with knowledge of the historical, cultural, psychological, spiritual, and educational values and benefits associated with outdoor adventure recreation and application of methods utilized to lead people through numerous outdoor adventure activities.  Below is a field trip to Sleeping Giant State Park.

REC 220 Students in the Field

220 Travis Fall 2013

Rec 220 is geared toward providing students with an awareness and sensitivity to the needs of persons with disabilities in their everyday lives.  Every week SCSU students assist and mentor students from the Hamden Transition Academy (HTA) while participating in a multitude of lifetime leisure activities.

Pictured left HTA students with their SCSU student partners tackled their fears of the water kayaking around Lighthouse Point.  This was a fun filled day with a lot of laughs, smiles and new experiences.

Below HTA and SCSU students attended the Animal Assisted Therapy Services session at Turning Point Farm in Woodbridge, CT.  This session included therapeutic horseback riding in the stable and on a trail as well as grooming lessons.

Rec 220 Horseback Riding