The Bachelor of Science degree in Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies with a
concentration in Recreational Therapy prepares students for careers as recreational therapists in health and human service settings such as hospitals, geriatric care facilities, and community-based organizations. The degree meets all of the professional certification requirements of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) for students to become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).
- Students apply course concepts and gain practical skills through their participation in the 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 a senior wellness program in a local geriatric care facility, assist with Special Olympics, and complete a senior internship experience under the supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
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Have completed 12 semester hours of course work (including ENGL 110C) with a grade point average of 2.00. Have a personal interview with a faculty member in the program.
Complete a background check in PRTS 261 – Introduction to Recreational Therapy to ensure eligibility for service learning experiences with youth.
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