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 courses PRM 413, 440.

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

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 120 Leisure and the Quality of Life, SB (3) 

PRM 203 Program Planning (3) (Credit is allowed for only CSM 203 or NLM 203 or PRM 203)

PRM 335 Sports and Recreation for Youth Development (3) (Pre-requisite: Minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only CSM 335 or PRM 335)

PRM 384 Recreational Therapy Practicum (3-12) (Pre- or corequisite(s): PRM 364)

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))

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

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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

2019-20

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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