Recreation therapy

Description
The concentration 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 concentration 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: nctrc.org/about-certification/ctrs-the-qualified-provider/.

Requirements

  • A total of 18 credit hours must be completed to finish the concentration area, including 12 upper division hours.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Must be a junior to take 400-level course.
  • 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 https://nctrc.org/, select two courses from PRM 413, 440, 450 OR 455.

For students seeking the national credential in therapeutic recreation through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification https://nctrc.org/, select two courses from PRM 413, 440, 450 OR 455.

Core 12 Hours
Choose core courses from the following:

PRM 364 Foundations of Recreation Therapy (SB) (3)

PRM 400 Intervention Techniques in Recreation Therapy (3) (Pre/Co-requisite: PRM 364 with C or better) *offered in Spring only

PRM 406 Program Design and Administration in Recreation Therapy (3) (Prerequisite(s): PRM 364 with C or better) *offered in Spring only

PRM 460 Assessment & Documentation in Recreation Therapy (3) (Prerequisite(s): PRM 364 with C or better) *offered in Fall only

Therapeutic Recreation Electives 6 credit hours required

CRD 302 Inclusive Community Development (SB & C) (3) 

NLM 310 Volunteer Management 

PRM 413 Leadership and Professional Development in Recreation Therapy (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRD 301, NLM 301, PRM 301, or TDM 301 with C or better; Pre- or corequisite(s): PRM 303 with C or better)

PRM 440 Advocacy in Therapeutic Recreation (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only CRD 563 or PRM 440 or CRD 598 (Advocacy in Therapeutic Recreation))

PRM 450 Therapeutic Recreation and Community Health (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only PRM 450 or PRM 550 or CRD 494 (Therapeutic Recreation and Community Health) or CRD 598 (Therapeutic Recreation and Community Health) or PRM 494 (Therapeutic Recreation and Community Health))

PRM 453 Inclusive and Adaptive Sports and Recreation (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only CSM 453 or CSM 494 (Inclusive and Adaptive Sports and Recreation) or PRM 453 or PRM 494 (Inclusive and Adaptive Sports and Recreation))

PRM 455 Recreational Therapy with Children, Youth and Families (3) (Pre- or corequisite(s): PRM 364 with C or better if completed)

For students seeking the national credential in therapeutic recreation through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification https://nctrc.org/, select two courses from PRM 413, 440, 450 OR 455.

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2018-19

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

PPRECTEMP

College/School

College/School

Public Service and Community Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

602‐496‐0550
scrd@asu.edu

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