Healthcare Studies, B.S. - Therapeutic Recreation in Aging

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) Requirements. Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


Healthcare Studies Core (33 Credits)
HLS 200  or HSC 200 - Healthcare Professions and Medical Terminology
HLS 210 - Principles of Patient Centered Healthcare
HLS 330 - Case Studies in Healthcare Ethics or PHI 325 Bio-Medical Ethics
HLS 400 - Health Informatics
HLS 415 - Healthcare Systems, Policy, and Billing
HLS 440 - Research Methods for Evidence-Based Healthcare
MGT 300 - Management and Organization or PCH 362 - Public Health Management
PCH 265 - Illness and Disease
PSY 219 - Lifespan Development
PSY 366 - Health Psychology
REC 307 - Disabilities in Society

Concentration in Therapeutic Recreation in Aging  (18 Credits)
PCH 348 - Death, Dying and Bereavement
REC 210 - Activity Development and Leadership 
REC 231 - Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation 
REC 300 - Practicum 
REC 303 - Leisure and Aging 
REC 391 - Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 


Select one:
BIO 200 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (T2LE)*
HMS 280 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology

PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*