Park and Outdoor Recreation
Technical Standards for Natural Resource Recreation and Sports Programs
The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The college complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the college will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.
The NRRS program student must:
- Possess the ability to communicate effectively. Effective communication includes the students' ability to read, communicate in writing, communicate orally, and demonstrate computer literacy through a variety of assignments. The student must also be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice.
- Possess the ability to learn through observation. Observation requires the functional use of all of their senses, most importantly vision and hearing. The student must be able to participate in lectures, as well as laboratory and practicum demonstrations.
- Possess the intellectual abilities to effectively solve problems and critically think. They must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate and synthesize information in a timely manner. The student must be able to visually identify appropriate skill proficiency and provide adequate feedback to correct skill deficiencies.
- Have sufficient motor function through the utilization of fine and gross motor skill in combination with equilibrium. Students must also be able to implement movements required to complete various programmatic skills. Furthermore, students must be capable of lifting weights of up to 50 pounds.
- Possess the physical ability to effectively participate in, and lead, various recreation and physical education programs.
- Possess the psychological ability required for the full use of their intellectual abilities. Students must be capable of exercising good judgment, for the prompt and safe completion of all responsibilities inherent to their program leadership. Students should be able to tolerate physically and mentally taxing workloads and function effectively under stress. They must be able to adapt to a changing environment, either natural or social. They must maintain their composure and continue to function well in the face of uncertainties inherent in the settings of recreation and physical education. Students must demonstrate ethical behavior, both in the classroom and during their practical experience. Students must demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in recreation and physical education settings.
- Possess affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality client interaction.