CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 14, 2018  
CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Recreational Therapy, BS


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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 before beginning the professional sequence of courses and/or proceeding into clinical placements. Students are expected to adhere not only to the technical and professional standards of the program but to the academic requirements below. 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.

Applying for Admission

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.

Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5

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 https://www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/HHS/healthsci/rth/index.aspx to view the eight-semester curriculum guide.

Liberal Studies (42 hours)


Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Note:


Six hours of the prerequisites will also meet Liberal Studies requirements. One course in Biology will partially meet C5 Liberal Studies requirements, and PSY 150 will partially fulfill the P1 requirement. Students are strongly urged to choose LS courses carefully to avoid taking additional courses for those requirements.

Students should select one course from the following:


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 seven hours of electives available. To meet another university requirement, students must take 25 percent of all courses at WCU and at the junior-senior level.

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