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2005-2006
Recreation Therapy
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Curriculum code 1259
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Required Courses
(62 credit hours)
The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students may also complete the program through part-time enrollment.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please see the course descriptions that are linked from each course.

Suggested Full-Time Schedule
First Semester

15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
COM-101 3 Composition I   

PSY-101

3 Introduction to Psychology  

REC-101

3 Recreation and Wellness Professions  

THR-150

3 Recreation Therapy Techniques I  

___-___

3 Elective: Select three hours of electives from electives list.   
Total: 15

Second Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

COM-102

3 Composition II   

SOC-101

3 Introduction to Sociology  

REC-102

3 Older Adult Recreation and Wellness  

THR-152

3 Recreation Therapy Techniques II  

REC-180

3 Perceptual Motor Development  
Total: 15

Third Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

COM-103

3 Speech Fundamentals   

MTH-120

3 General Education Mathematics  

REC-182

3 Recreation for Special Populations  

REC-201

3 Applied Leadership Essentials  

___-___

3 Elective: Choose three hours of electives from electives list.  
Total: 15

Fourth Semester
17 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

BIO-115

5 Anatomy and Physiology   

___-___

3 Humanities and Fine Arts

Choose from ART, FRE, GER, HUM, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, THE

  

REC-205

2 Professional Issues  

___-___

3 Elective: Choose three hours of electives from electives list.  

THR-233

3 Recreation Therapy Practicum  

THR-237

1 Recreation Therapy Seminar  
Total: 17

Electives
Select nine hours from the following recommended electives.

Electives to enhance skills identified to be important in the field:

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
ADC-101 3 Introduction to Addictions Counseling  
ADC-205 3 Substance Abuse  
CRJ-107 3 Juvenile Delinquency & Procedures  
MRT-110 3 Medical Terminology  
PEH-160 3 Fundamentals of Human Movement  
PEH-170 3 First Aid  
PEH-171 3 A Healthy Lifestyle and You  
PEH-190 3 Outdoor Recreation and Nature Study  
PSR-120 3 Survey of Psychiatric Rehabilitation  
PSR-125 3 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills  
PSR-130 3 Health Skills Psychiatric Rehabilitation  

Electives to ease transfer to a four-year college or university—check with transfer school or academic advisor before choosing courses:

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

PSY-104

3 Life-Span Developmental Psychology  

PSY-105

3 Child Psychology  

PSY-106

3 Adolescent Psychology  

PSY-205

3 Abnormal Psychology  

PSY-210

3 Adult Psychology  

SPA-101

4 Spanish I  

SPA-102

4 Spanish II  

Suggested Part-Time Schedule
During the first semester, REC-101 and THR-150 are strongly recommended. Then continue with the sequence of THR courses.

Graduation Requirements
Official high school transcript with date of graduation or a GED certificate; minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific degree; minimum of 15 semester hours completed at Moraine Valley; constitution requirement; a "C" grade or better in COM-101 and a "C" grade or better in COM-102 if COM-102 is required for this program; successful completion of minimum level of competency in Mathematics; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

For More Information

Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu

Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising

Department Chairperson
Susan Phelan
Office: A240
(708) 974-5743
phelan@morainevalley.edu

Program Coordinator
Donna McCauley

Office: A220
(708) 974-5227
mccauley@morainevalley.edu

  

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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