Minor in Therapeutic Recreation
Kathleen M O'Rourke, Chair
101A Dunn, (315) 267-3392, email@example.com
18 credit hours required.
The Therapeutic Recreation minor is designed to prepare graduates to assist Special Populations (those with physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges) to engage in Adventure Based activities.Graduates will have the training and expertise to implement Adventure Based programs which utilize challenge courses and climbing facilities.These Adventure Based activities which focus on challenge, trust,cooperation and teamwork, will assist Special Populations using their leisure time in engaging, healthy, and meaningful ways.Those who seek to lead programs which focus onoutdoor rock and ice climbing, backpacking, winter camping, and mountaineering for special populations require the additional coursework, which can be found in the Wilderness Education minor.The Therapeutic Recreation minor will provide students with some preparation for graduate level Therapeutic Recreation programs or National Therapeutic Recreations Society certification; additional coursework may be required for some graduate programs and for certification.
A minimum of 18 hours of credit is required of all students seeking a Therapeutic Recreation minor. Students must earn at least a 2.0 in each course to receive credit for the minor.
This minor is open to all students regardless of major. Students may use (i.e., "double count") only two courses to fulfill requirements for both the minor and their major.
To declare the Therapeutic Recreation minor, contact the chair of the Department of Community Health or the Wilderness Education Coordinator.
All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:
|WILD 160||Introduction to Rock Climbing
|WILD 360||Leadership in Adventure Education
|HLTH 479||Minor Seminar: Therapeutic Recreation Section
Electives: choose three of the following
||Health: A Lifestyles Approach Added
||Human Disease (Prereq.: BIOL 107) Changed from Core Course to Elective Course
||Adolescent Psychology(Prereq.: PSYC 100 or 220)|
||Mental Retardation (Prereq: PSYC 100 & 220 or permission)|
||Adulthood, Middle Age & Aging (Prereq:PSYC 100 & 220; Offered occasionally)|
||Counseling Theory and Methods (Prereq: PSYC 370 or 375)|
||Abnormal Psychology (Prereq: PSYC 100)|
||Child Psychopathology(Prereq: PSYC 375)|
||Sociology of Aging(Prereq: SOCI 101) Added|
||Sociology of Troubled Youth (Prereq: SOCI 101) Added|
||Sociology of Mental Illness(Prereq: SOCI 101) Added|
||Sociology of Health and Illness (Prereq: SOCI 101) Added|