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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Therapeutic Recreation Major, BS


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Program Description

It is the goal of the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) program to prepare individuals to successfully enter the field of therapeutic recreation; who have the foundation for further study and/or professional development in the human service areas; and who meet the requirements for application to the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and to the North Carolina Board of Recreation Therapy Licensure.

The Therapeutic Recreation program is based on the belief that healthy recreation and leisure involvement is fundamental for life satisfaction; also, leisure is an important tool to help people negotiate a changing and often stressful world. Therapeutic Recreation (TR) uses recreation and leisure experiences to help people with disabilities or limiting conditions to recover, develop, and grow. TR services adhere to a specified set of actions, and can be delivered in a variety of settings, including clinical, residential and community settings. TR is also known as recreation therapy in many settings.

Certification

Students who graduate with a major in therapeutic recreation meet sitting requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) exam. Information about the requirements can be obtained from: 

The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification

7 Elmwood Drive, New City, New York 10956

email: nctrc@NCTRC.org; phone: 845.639.1439; fax 845.639.1471TR

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will:

1.      Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental recreation and leisure concepts for all people.

2.      Have the ability to think critically, to solve problems, and to communicate effectively.

3.      Demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the delivery of therapeutic recreation services, as well as professional behavior, through practical application.

Major Requirements

Upon successful completion of TRC 2305 as well as the Anatomy and Physiology (A & P) class and lab (BIO 2311/2111) students complete requirements in four areas: Major core requirements, Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Non Course requirements. Students must also complete three 3 credit courses designated as approved electives; these courses may be taken as part of the general education requirements or as the major requirements are being completed. All courses required for the TR Major must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Students are advised by TR Program faculty after finishing TRC 2305 and A & P classes. 

OT Option Requirements

The OT (Occupational Therapy) Option is a specialized advising paradigm to prepare therapeutic recreation students for application to graduate programs in OT. Students must have a GPA of 2.8 to qualify for the OT Option. In addition to other required courses, students complete TRC 3320 along with other specific courses. Students in the OT Option are advised by TR advisors. 

Therapeutic Recreation Major Degree Plan

 

 

 

 

General Education Courses required for TR Major

SCH

 

 

 

TRC 2305 Living Well

3

 

 

 

TRC 2307 “Play It Like You Mean It!”: Analysis and Application of Recreation Activities

3

 

 

 

BIO 2311 Anatomy & Physiology

3

 

 

 

BIO 2111 A & P Lab

1

 

 

 

Approved elective*

3

 

 

 

Approved elective*

3

 

 

 

Approved elective*

3

 

 

 

Total

19

 

*must be from approved list and specified on degree plan; may fulfill gen ed requirement

 

 

 

 

Major Core Requirements

SCH

 

 

PSY 3306 Abnormal Psychology

3

 

 

PSY 3336 Developmental Psychology

3

 

 

 

Recreation

 

 

TRC 2301 Outdoor Recreation

3

 

 

TRC 2311 Intro to Community Recreation

3

 

 

TRC 3102 Field Experience

1

 

 

TRC 3200 Professional Preparation I

2

 

 

TRC 3318 Leadership and Supervision in Rec

3

 

 

TRC 3323 Program Planning in Recreation

3

 

 

TRC 4300 Research Methods and Evaluation

3

 

 

TRC 4306 Organization and Management

3

 

 

 

Therapeutic Recreation

 

 

TRC 2312 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

3

 

 

TRC 3340 Assessment and Documentation in TR

3

 

 

TRC 3342 Procedures in TR

3

 

 

TRC 3352 Principles in TR

3

 

 

TRC 4301 Professional Preparation II

3

 

 

TRC 4303 Advanced TR

3

 

 

TRC 4310 Leisure Education

3

 

 

TRC 0122 Internship in TR

12

 

 

Total

60

 

Non Course Requirements

Swimming competency

CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens certifications current through end of Internship

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