2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Therapeutic Recreation [TR]

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Therapeutic recreation services are provided to individuals with disabilities and other diverse needs in a variety of settings, from hospitals, to group homes, to human service centers. Advanced-level study in therapeutic recreation, rehabilitation and human services allows graduates of this major to qualify to sit for the national certification examination to become a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. This major is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation.

Career Potential

  • Therapeutic recreation specialist in health-care facilities such as rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric centers
  • Therapeutic recreation specialist in long-term care facilities
  • Therapeutic recreation manager
  • Inclusion specialist in community parks and recreation departments or nonprofit agencies

B. Therapeutic Recreation: 27 credit hours

  • Support Course (as defined by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) by advisement

C. Internship: 15 credit hours

D. Other: 16 credit hours

  • Activity Requirement: 2-6 credit hours of recreation activities from at least two different activities
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (1-5 cr. hr.)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation over four years

First Year

Spring Total credit hours: 16

  • GE course
  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Activity requirement

Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • Activity requirement
  • Foreign Language
  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • GE course
  • GE course

Third Year

Fourth Year

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