About this Program

The Minor in Recreational Therapy provides students with a foundational knowledge of the field of therapeutic recreation and its populations served. This minor enhances students’ understanding of the use of leisure-based interventions to enhance the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.

Program Highlights

  • Students apply course concepts and gain practical skill through their participation in various structured hands-on and service-learning opportunities embedded within the Recreational Therapy curriculum.

  • Students engage with youth in the Mighty Monarchs wheelchair sports program, facilitate adaptive recreation programs with local agencies, and assist with Special Olympics.

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What are the requirements to apply for Recreational Therapy at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Recreational Therapy should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

Complete a background check in RT 261 – Foundations of Recreational Therapy to ensure eligibility for service-learning experiences with youth. After completing RT 261 (minimum grade C-) students will meet with a recreational therapy faculty member to declare the minor.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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