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Therapeutic Recreation Degree Plans


Therapeutic Recreation Degree Plans

Therapeutic Recreation-Non-thesis Degree Plan (36 credit hours)

Students pursuing this option are admitted in the Fall semester only.

Recreation Core (6 credits)

REC 5340 Social Psychology of Recreation and Leisure

REC 5346 Literature and Research

Recreation Electives ( Choose 6 credits from  REC 5310, 5330, 5350, 5380)

Therapeutic Recreation Specialty Courses (18 credits)

REC 5325 Philosophical Foundations of TR

RED 5326 Advanced Practices and Interventions in TR

REC 5327 Advanced Assessment and Documentation in TR

REC 5328 Advanced Principles of TR

REC 5329 TR in Psychiatric Settings

REC 5338 Internship in TR

Electives (6 credits chosen in conjunction with your advisor such as REC 5318,  5337 or 5321; ESS 5322, PSY 5310, 5337, 5343, 5363; SPED 5310, 5325, 5327, or 5360)

Note: For students who have not taken Lifespan Development/Human Growth and Development, Anatomy and Physiology, and Abnormal Psychology, you must complete these courses to be eligible to take the NCTRC certification exam.

Therapeutic Recreation-Thesis Degree Plan (minimum of 30 credit hours)

Students pursuing this option should hold the CTRS or have departmental approval.

Recreation Core (9 credits)

REC 5310 Philosophical Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Services

REC 5340 Social Psychology of Recreation and Leisure

REC 5346 Literature and Research

Therapeutic Recreation Specialty Courses (6 credits)

REC 5325 Philosophical Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

REC 5337 Independent Study in Recreation

Methods and Statistics (3 credits)

ESS 5356 Applied Statistics

Electives (Choose 6 credits from  REC 5318, 5321, 5330, 5350, 5360, 5380)

Thesis (6 credits) Once a student registers for thesis, you must reenroll each semester until the thesis is completed. No partial credit will be awarded. REC 5399 A& B, REC 5199 A & B, REC 5599 A & B.  Thesis Guidelines