Recreation Therapy (Minor)

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A minor in recreational therapy exposes students to the field of therapeutic recreation. Students develop knowledge to assess individuals, develop service plans, implement therapeutic interventions, and evaluate and document outcomes of care, supporting the wellness of their communities through therapeutic recreation.

Completion of the minor provides students with a portion of the requirements needed for eligibility to take the national certification exam through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification:

Program Offered

Recreation Therapy (Minor)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

The recreational therapy minor requires completion of 18 credit hours: 12 credit hours of required courses and six credit hours of elective courses.
PRM 400, PRM 406, PRM 440 and PRM 450 are Spring only courses
PRM 453 and PRM 460 are Fall only courses
For students seeking the national credential in therapeutic recreation through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, select two courses from PRM 413, 440, 450 OR 455.
Core Courses -- 12 credit hours
Therapeutic Recreation Electives -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.