Recreation and Leisure Studies, B.S. - Concentration: Child Life Specialist
This program has a separate admissions process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.
Overall GPA of 3.0 Required
120 Overall Credits Required
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
45 Credits Required
Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.
While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:
Tier 2 - Creative Drive
REC 220 - Inclusive Recreation
Tier 2 - Mind and Body
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.
Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.
51 Credits Required
Courses with less than 'C' must be repeated within two semester. Students receiving grades of 'C' or lower in more than one recreation course may be dismissed from this major.REC 202 - Methods and Materials: Birth to Five
REC 231 - Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
REC 311 - Intro to Child Life Therapy
REC 312 - Therapeutic Play
REC 320 - Program Planning and Management
REC 331 - Therapeutic Recreation: Assessment and Individualized Programming
REC 391 - Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
REC 420 - Organization and Administration of Leisure
REC 470 - Senior Research Methods
REC 480 - Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure
6 Additional Credits of REC
9 Credits Required
REC 301 - Internship I