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Western Carolina University    
 
    
 
  Feb 24, 2018
 
CURRENT 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Recreational Therapy, B.S.


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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

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

Students are encouraged to apply for the major after having completed the RTH 200 course in their sophomore year. Admission to the Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of the application for new majors. The recreational therapy admission application is emailed to all pre-majors in advance of Advising Day in Fall and Spring semesters with submission information. 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. Visit the department’s website at http://www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/HHS/hhs-schools-depts/healthsci/health-sciences-majors/rth/index.asp to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42


Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Electives


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.  

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