Recreation and Leisure Studies, M.S. - Recreation Therapy (Hybrid or Online)

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 

Program Sequence - 36 Credits

Core Courses - 9 Credits
REC 574 – Park and Recreation Management 
REC 575 – Operational Research in Recreation
REC 577 – Leadership Development 

Recreation Therapy Concentration - 21 Credits
REC 509 – Foundations of Recreation Therapy
REC 534 – Advanced practice in Therapeutic Recreation Programming
REC 541 – Advanced Concepts in Recreational Therapy 
REC 543 – Advanced Interventions in Recreational Therapy 
REC 581 – Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation Service 
REC 583 – Practicum Experience 
REC 585 – Clinical Aspects of Therapeutic Recreation

Capstone (plus departmental elective credits where required) - 6 Credits
Select one of the following Capstone Tracks

Master’s Thesis Track 
REC 590 – Thesis Seminar I 
REC 591 – Thesis Seminar II

Special Project Track 
REC 588 – Special Project 
Departmental Elective (see below) – 3 credits

Comprehensive Exam Track 
Pass Comprehensive Exam
1. Departmental Elective (see below) 
2. Departmental Elective (see below) 

Departmental Electives
These must be graduate level and in Recreation and Leisure
Suggested electives:
REC 533 - Socio-Leisure Needs of Individuals with Disabilities 
REC 584 - Leisure Education 
REC 599 - Grant Writing 
Or courses in the MBA program - Advisor permission needed