Declaration of a major in Recreational Therapy does not guarantee admission into the program. Students must formally apply and be admitted into the program and before beginning the professional sequence of courses and/or proceeding into clinical placements. In addition to the academic requirements below, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the Recreational program website linked from the School of Health Sciences.
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
When do students apply? Students may apply for admission to the major at any time after becoming a student at WCU.
Required Pre-requisites: None
Retention in the Program: Students admitted to the program must earn a grade of C or better in each RTH course in the major and must maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 to remain in the program.
General electives (7-14 hours) are required to complete the program. The range of electives is contingent on the student’s completion of PSY 150 (3 credits) and BIOL 291 (4 credits) within the Liberal Studies Program. If the student does not complete PSY 150 and BIOL 291 within Liberal Studies requirements, the student will have only 7 hours of electives available.
Students may apply for admission to the major at anytime after becoming a student at WCU. Admission to the bachelor of science degree requires completion of the application for new majors. The recreational therapy admission application includes development of a strategic plan for undergraduate studies in recreational therapy, submission of a reflective essay on why the applicant is choosing to study recreational therapy, and completion of the recreational therapy pre-admission knowledge assessment. Application to the program does not assure acceptance. Students admitted to the program must earn a grade of C or better in each RTH course in the major and must maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 to remain in the program.