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Human Services


Associate of Applied Science Degree

Therapeutic Recreation is a specialized area of Human Services. Students completing this degree will be prepared to apply recreation and experiential activities that assist in maintaining or improving the health status, functional capacities, and ultimately the quality of life for people with disabilities, chemical dependencies, offenders, the aged and others. Therapeutic Recreation has joined other adjunct therapies as a nationally recognized profession in the Allied Health and Human Services fields. Students completing the AAS degree may apply to the Consortium for Therapeutic Recreational Activities Certification (CTRAC) as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Associate (TRA/TXC).

  Semester I Credit Hours
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
    PSYT 1313 Psychology of Personal Adjustment 3
    SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
    RECT 1301 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 3
  Semester II
  PSYC 2314 Human Growth and Development OR 3
    SCWK 2305 Special Problems of Youth
    SCWK 1303 Ethics for Social Service Professionals 3
    PSYT 2339 Counseling Theories 3
    RECT 1341 Therapeutic Recreation Leadership I 3
  PSYT 2345 Principles of Behavior Management and Modification 3
  Semester III
  CMSW 1323 The Exceptional Person 3
    RECT 1391 Special Topics in Recreational Therapy1 3
  RECT 2431 Therapeutic Recreation Program Planning 4
    SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
  Semester V
  HUSE 2472 Internship II: Human Services4 4
  TOTALS 66-70

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select Topic Practices and Interventions in Therapeutic Recreation.
  2Select from the following: BIOL 2404, DAAC 1319, SCWK 1305, SCWK 2311, SCWK 2331, SGNL 1401, SGNL 1402, KINE 1306.
  3Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  4Student must obtain department approval in semester prior to enrollment.