Foundations of Accessible Recreation: Program Access

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This course is designed for students and professionals who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for providing accessible programs, services, and activities within federal, state, and local recreation agencies.





The Program Access e-course presents an opportunity for recreation students and professionals to explore perhaps the most critical component of civil rights legislation and accessibility for persons with disabilities. Program access can be an abstract idea, as it is highly unlikely that any two public programs are exactly alike. This course introduces learners to the legislative mandates for federal, state, and local entities that require public programs, services, and activities to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. In addition, students are offered foundational knowledge of basic strategies for overcoming real and perceived barriers to program access. This course will inspire the learner to exercise their critical thinking and problem solving skills through learning prompts, links to additional resources, interactive activities, case studies, and examples of achievements and missed opportunities for achieving program access.

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Course Schedule

This course is self-paced allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete the course. You decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

Elements of the course:

    • • • • • • • Final assessment
  • Informational text
  • Interactive activities
  • Learn More opportunities
  • Engaging photos and images
  • Supplemental reference materials
  • Informal assessment quizzes
  • Final assessment

Following the course, you will complete an assessment which requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.

Course Chapters

  • The Program Access Standard
  • Fundamentals of Program Access
  • Program Access Implementation
  • Program Access in Action
  • Facilitating Program Access

Be able to:

  • Define program access.
  • Explain the major concepts and principles of equal opportunity, participation, and benefit within the program access standard.
  • Identify methods of program access implementation.
  • Describe how program access benefits a variety of individuals.

Recommended Background

It is recommended that you complete the Universal Design in Parks and Recreation Environments prior to, or in tandem with, this course.


Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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