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    North Carolina Central University
  Jan 18, 2018
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Recreation Administration: Recreational Therapy Concentration, B.S.

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Curriculum Requirements

The Recreational Therapy specialization is designed to prepare students to work with individuals with disabilities in positions in hospitals, institutions, parks and recreation programs, rehabilitation centers, and public schools.  Recreational Therapy specialists are prepared in widely diversified program areas, such as art, sports, leisure education and counseling.  They assist persons in making transition from institutions or schools to community recreation.  Excellent practicum experiences are provided which translates theory into practice.  This option culminates with a 560 hours/14-week internship, a practical work experience with expert supervision.  The Program fulfills the requirements for licensure in Recreation Therapy established by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).  Students will be prepared to sit for national certification exams and can become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).

1. 120 Semester Hours:

Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or better.  The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.  Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ courses in major and non-departmental required courses.

2. General Education Requirement:

Freshman and sophomore years:  Complete the General Education Curriculum  required by the University as detailed on the four-year course of study.  Students must have a ‘C’ or better in BIOL 1300 , BIOL 1610 , ENG 1110 , ENG 1210 , MATH 1110 , and PSY 2100 .

3. Program Requirements:

Non-departmental requirements (must have a grade of 'C' or better):

4. Concentration Requirements

The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) establishes the requirements for licensure in Recreational Therapy; current requirements include the successful completion of BIOL 1300 , BIOL 1610 , PSY 2100 , PSY 3100 , PSY 3310 , plus six credit hours of Human/Social Science electives.  In addition to the RECR 2250  -  Introduction to Recreation Therapy ( 3 )  and RECR 4635  -  Internship in Recreational Therapy ( 12 )  program requirements, the following Recreational Therapy concentration courses are required:

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