This is a student resource in recreation and leisure. Recreation and leisure is a thriving industry with phenomenal growth, tremendous potential and diverse career paths and options. "Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Second Edition", is a textbook designed for first-year students on either recreation or leisure courses. Its modern views of recreation and leisure services indicate future directions in the field and offers diverse international perspectives. The new edition includes a web resource that supports students in the classroom as well as online and outlines ways to explore the subject of recreation and leisure and its career opportunities.
Human Kinetics is the premier publisher in the physical activity field, producing innovative and informative consumer books and media. Human Kinetics is based in Champaign, Illinois, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Since 1974, Human Kinetics has focused on making a positive difference in the quality of life of every human being by promoting physical activity through information.
Part 1. Foundations of Recreation and Leisure; Chapter 2. History of Recreation; Chapter 3. Philosophy and Leisure; Chapter 4. Leisure and Recreation for Individuals in Society; Part II. Leisure and Recreation as a Multifaceted Delivery System; Chapter 5. Leisure Service Delivery Systems; Chapter 6. Parks and Protected Areas in Canada and the United States; Chapter 12. Leisure and Recreation Across the Life Span; Part III. Delivering Recreation and Leisure Services; Chapter 13. Program Delivery System; Chapter 14. Recreational Sport Management; Chapter 15. Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life.