Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation Therapy, B.S.

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The Recreation Therapy curriculum will train students to be client-focused while learning to help persons with physical, cognitive and psychological disabilities set and achieve goals in their personal development. Patients accomplish this through many techniques such as creative play, adaptive sports, the use of animals, art, music, exercise, aquatics and interacting with others in social settings. In addition to the recreation therapy courses, you will receive a background in psychology, human movement and human service fields where you will learn to assess and evaluate clients and create treatment plans. These skills can be valuable in a variety of social service fields in addition to recreation therapy.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the recreation therapy profession and its associated service delivery systems including professionalism, standards of practice, and codes of ethics, and the foundations of the recreation therapy profession in history, theory, science, and philosophy including theories of recreation, human functioning and human services.
  2. Recognize the importance of continuing education for the purpose of best practices, licensure, client benefit, and professional and personal development.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to assess the domains of human well-being utilizing standardized assessments, observations and interviews to determine clients’ strengths and weaknesses and to plan client goals and objectives using appropriate strategies and modalities.
  4. Employ the ability to implement program plans to individuals or groups working individually and with teams, and to document and evaluate recreation therapy services that facilitate targeted outcomes.
  5. Show the ability to use effective individual and group leadership skills, use appropriate helping relationship skills, have a client-centered focus and unconditional positive regard for ones’ clients that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.

General Education Core

***Please note, if courses are duplicated between general education and the major, approved electives increase by the number of credits duplicated.***

How to Communicate

Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

How to Analyze

Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

Qualitative Analysis

Total Credits Required: 9

How to Lead

Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

Global Issues Problem Solving Seminar

Total Credits Required: 3

Total Credits Required: 30

Total Credits Required: 81

Approved Electives: 9 Credits

Preparatory Core 1

Total Credits Required: 120

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