Recreation and Leisure Studies, B.S. - Concentration: Therapeutic Recreation

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

Overall GPA of 2.25 is required. 

120 Overall Credits Required

LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

48 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.

REC 100 – Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
REC 210 – Activity Development and Leadership
REC 231 – Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
REC 320 – Program Planning and Development
REC 331 – Therapeutic Recreation
REC 391 – Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
REC 420 – Organization and Administration of Leisure
REC 431 – Current Practices in Therapeutic Recreation
REC 441 – Design and Administration of Therapeutic Recreation Services
REC 470 – Senior Research Methods
REC 480 – Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure
6 Additional Credits of REC

Internships
9 Credits Required
REC 301 – Internship I

Select one (6 credits):

  • REC 400 – Internship II
  • REC 433 – Field Experience in Therapeutic Recreation

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

12 Credits Required

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

FREE ELECTIVES

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