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: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/recreation-tourism-sport-management/programs 

Program Sequence - 36 Credits

(24 Credits for Students in Accelerated Pathway Program)

Core Courses - 9 Credits
(6 Credits for Students in Accelerated Pathway Program)
*Courses completed at undergraduate level for students in accelerated program.

REC 574 — Park and Recreation Management - 3 credits*
REC 575 — Operational Research in Recreation- 3 credits
REC 577 — Leadership Development - 3 credits

Recreation Therapy Concentration - 21 Credits
(15 Credits for Students in Accelerated Pathway Program)
*Courses completed at undergraduate level for students in accelerated program.

REC 509 - Foundations of Recreation Therapy - 3 credits
REC 534 - Advanced practice in Therapeutic Recreation Programming - 3 credits
REC 541 - Advanced Concepts in Recreational Therapy - 3 credits
REC 543 - Advanced Interventions in Recreational Therapy - 3 credits*
REC 581 - Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation Service - 3 credits*
REC 583 - Practicum Experience - 3 credits
REC 585 - Clinical Aspects of Therapeutic Recreation - 3 credits

Capstone (plus departmental elective credits where required) - 6 Credits
(3 Credits for Students in Acclerated Pathway)
*Departmental Elective - REC 584 - completed at undergraduate level for students in accelerated program.

Select one of the following Capstone Tracks

Master’s Thesis Track 
REC 590 - Thesis Seminar I - 3 credits
REC 591 - Thesis Seminar II - 3 credits

Special Project Track 
Courses offered as pass/fail only.
REC 588 - Special Project - 3 credits
Departmental Elective (see below) - 3 credits*

Comprehensive Exam Track 
Pass Comprehensive Exam
1. Departmental Elective (see below) - 3 credits*
2. Departmental Elective (see below) - 3 credits

Departmental Electives*
These must be graduate level and in Recreation and Leisure
Suggested electives:
REC 533 - Socio-Leisure Needs of Individuals with Disabilities - 3 credits
REC 584 - Leisure Education - 3 credits*
REC 599 - Grantsmanship - 3 credits
Or courses in the MBA program - Advisor permission needed