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2012 - 2013

BS in Recreation Management:
Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis
(64 hours*)


Career Opportunities

The foundational business courses provided by the Therapeutic Recreation program in the Marriott School of Management prepare our students for upward mobility into leadership positions, providing a unique competitive advantage over other programs across the country. Graduates of the TR program work in a variety of settings, including centers for physical rehabilitation, behavioral and emotional residential treatment, eating disorders, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, adaptive sports, and assisted living. They also work in spinal cord and head injury accredited facilities, corrections, wilderness and adventure therapy programs, parks and recreation programs, schools, community centers, long-term care facilities, youth programs, and community-based recreation programs for people with disabilities.

Therapeutic Recreation is also an excellent foundation for graduate studies. Graduates go on to complete advanced degrees in fields including therapeutic recreation, social work, marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology, public health, and youth and family recreation.

General Information

  1. The Theraputic Recreation program prepares graduates for certification through the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) and licensure in the State of Utah. Many jobs require certification and only hire candidates with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Students should consult the NCTRC candidate information at www.NCTRC.org to ensure eligibility to sit for the certification exam. To practice in the state of Utah, the law also requires professional licensure.
  2. Students are advised to take Stat 121 to fulfill their Languages of Learning general education requirement.
  3. First aid and CPR certification must be obtained before completing the RecM 496R internship experience.

Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. Complete the following prerequisite Management courses:
  2. Complete the following Management Core courses:
      BUS M 361 : Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      BUS M 361 : Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the Marriott School.
      DESCRIPTION: Managing and designing processes and people along the value chain.

      Course Outcomes


      BUS M 390 : Ethics for Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      BUS M 390 : Ethics for Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Premanagement and Management 1 cores and full acceptance into the Marriott School upper-division major.
      DESCRIPTION: Analyzing ethical dilemmas and understanding ethical theories as they apply to decision making in management.

      Course Outcomes


      I SYS 201 : Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 201 : Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: I Sys 100 or concurrent enrollment during 1st block of I Sys 201 registration.
      RECOMMENDED: I Sys 101.
      DESCRIPTION: Using technology to solve business problems. Hands-on spreadsheet, database, and Internet software in a business context.

      Course Outcomes


      MANEC 387 : Economics of Strategy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MANEC 387 : Economics of Strategy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Major or strategy minor status.
      DESCRIPTION: Economic tools influencing the success of strategy (creation and appropriation of value) emphasizing application of economic theory to management of practice.

      Course Outcomes


      M COM 320 : Communication in Organizational Settings. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      M COM 320 : Communication in Organizational Settings. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: GE First-Year Writing requirement. To be taken before senior year. Not for freshmen.
      DESCRIPTION: Developing written and oral communications for professional organizations, including composing and designing employment communications. Incorporates oral presentations.
      NOTE: Fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication requirement.

      Course Outcomes
                
      : Honors Communication in Organizational Settings.
      Course Outcomes



      ORG B 321 : Organizational Effectiveness. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ORG B 321 : Organizational Effectiveness. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: For Marriott School of Management majors only.
      DESCRIPTION: Theories and concepts for creating effective organizations, e.g., individual, group, and organizational processes and human resource functions, including selection, compensation, and performance management.

      Course Outcomes


  3. Complete the following Therapeutic Recreation courses:
    • Note: 3 hours of RecM 496R are required.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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