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Minor - Recreational Therapy (RT)

Minor - Recreational Therapy (RT)


The minor (18 hours) in recreational therapy is ideal for students pursuing professions that require skills working with people who have special needs, disabilities, adolescents who are at risk, and older adults. The minor is especially suitable for students majoring in degrees that emphasize major components of sport, recreation, health, therapy, or rehabilitation. Admission to the RT minor is competitive: In addition to other university entrance requirements, students must apply for the minor and be accepted. Not all who apply will likely be accepted. Students may apply for the minor in one of two ways:

Course Requirements

Choose two of the following:

* Prerequisite: SRA 262 ** Prerequisite: SRA 262 & 372

Other Academic Requirements

The recreational therapy minor is open to students who have an interest in therapy and rehabilitation professions and are pursuing a degree in recreation, health, exercise sciences, sport, physical education, gerontology, and related professions. It does not fully meet the curricular NCTRC Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) requirements. Students who also complete Human Anatomy and Physiology (Bisc 206), Developmental Psychology (Psy 301), and Abnormal Psychology (Psy 311) and are accepted and complete an approved internship may become eligible for the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist certification upon graduation.

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