Therapeutic recreation is one of the fastest growing professions in the nation and SJC graduates are in great demand. The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies faculty members are experienced practitioners, directors and consultants who are all currently involved in the profession, putting them on the cutting edge with current programs and issues in the field.
Therapeutic Recreation Major Courses
|BIO 160 Anatomy and Physiology I *|
|BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology II *|
|PSY 130 Lifespan Development *|
|PSY 150 Group Dynamics and Communication|
|PSY 271 Abnormal Psychology *|
|REC 150 Foundations of Leisure Services|
|REC 160 Program Planning and Leadership Skills|
|REC 252 Recreation Administration I|
|REC 253 Therapeutic Recreation for Disabilities|
|REC 277 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation|
|REC 284 Therapeutic Recreation in Community-Based Settings|
|REC 350 Assessment, Documentation and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation|
|REC 352 Recreation Administration II|
|REC 488 Internship |
Electives (9 Required Credits)
|REC 272 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias|
|REC 276 Therapeutic Recreation in Geriatric Settings|
|REC 278 Leisure Education|
|REC 279 Therapeutic Recreation in Psychiatric Settings|
|REC 280 Therapeutic Recreation for the Physically Disabled|
|REC 281 Skills in Recreation|
|REC 282 Therapeutic Recreation for the Developmentally Disabled|
|REC 283 Current Issues In Therapeutic Recreation|
All majors must complete 100 hours of service in an approved recreation and leisure agency prior to their respective required internship course.
For more information on the requirements for the therapeutic recreation concentration and for further course offerings and descriptions, please refer to the course catalog.
* Credits not counted toward this major.