Recreation and Leisure Studies, B.S. - Concentration: Therapeutic Recreation BS to MS Accelerated Pathway

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

120 Overall Credits Required


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.


57 Credits Required

'C' or better required. 
Courses with less than 'C' must be repeated within two semesters. Students receiving grades of 'C' or lower in more than one recreation course may be dismissed from this major.

Recreation and Leisure Requirements 
12 Credits Required

REC 470 – Senior Research Methods
REC 301 – Internship I 


Select one:
REC 400 – Internship II
REC 433 – Field Experience in Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation BS to MS Accelerated Pathway
45 Credits Required

REC 100 – Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management
REC 210 – Activity Development and Leadership
REC 231 – Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
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 441 – Design and Administration of Therapeutic Recreation Services
REC 480 – Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure
6 Additional Credits of REC 
REC 543 - Advanced Interventions in Recreation Therapy
REC 574 - Park and Recreation Management
REC 581 - Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation Service
REC 584 - Leisure Education


12 Credits Required

EXS 280 – Survey of Anatomy and Physiology
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development
PSY 228 – Personality
PSY 321 – Abnormal Psychology


Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).