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2013 - 2014

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   |    View Program Outcomes

  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 387 : Economics of Strategy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      BUS M 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


      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


      IS 201 : Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IS 201 : Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: IS 100 and IS 102.
      DESCRIPTION: Using technology to solve business problems. Hands-on spreadsheet, database, and Internet software in a business context.

      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:
      PDBIO 220 : Human Anatomy (with lab). (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PDBIO 220 : Human Anatomy (with lab). (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Structure and function of the human body. Lab included.

      Course Outcomes


      PDBIO 305 : Human Physiology (with lab). (4:4:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PDBIO 305 : Human Physiology (with lab). (4:4:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Chem 101 or equivalent.
      RECOMMENDED: A general biology course.
      DESCRIPTION: Function of body organ systems.
      NOTE: Not acceptable for physiology and developmental biology, biophysics, or neuroscience majors. Designed for students with basic chemistry / no molecular biology. Students with chemistry/molecular biology should take PDBio 362.

      Course Outcomes


      PSYCH 220 : Human Development: Life Span. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 220 : Human Development: Life Span. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Interaction of psychological, biological, and social influences on behavior and psychological development through the life span.

      Course Outcomes


      PSYCH 342 : Abnormal Psychology. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 342 : Abnormal Psychology. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Dynamics of maladjustment; major psychological disorders and therapeutic procedures. Fieldwork required.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

      Course Outcomes


      RECM 460 : Inclusion and Disabilities in Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      RECM 460 : Inclusion and Disabilities in Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: ACC 200 & BUS M 201 & BUS M 241; or ACC 200 & FIN 201 & BUS M 241
      DESCRIPTION: Making recreation / leisure services available to all populations. Analyzing implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act in recreational settings. Preparing recreation providers with knowledge and practical experience to enable them to include people from populations that have historically been underserved.

      Course Outcomes


      RECM 470 : Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      RECM 470 : Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: ACC 200 & BUS M 201 & BUS M 241; or ACC 200 & FIN 201 & BUS M 241
      DESCRIPTION: Philosophy, agencies, professional organizations, services, programs, practices, and disability groups related to therapeutic recreation.

      Course Outcomes


      RECM 471 : Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      RECM 471 : Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: RECM 460 & RECM 470
      DESCRIPTION: Patient assessment techniques and program plan development.

      Course Outcomes


      RECM 472 : Program Dynamics in Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      RECM 472 : Program Dynamics in Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: RECM 471
      DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive, specific, and individual program design; assessment interviewing; documentation of patient progress and facilitation techniques; intervention strategies.

      Course Outcomes


      RECM 473 : Issues in Administration of Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      RECM 473 : Issues in Administration of Therapeutic Recreation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: RECM 471
      DESCRIPTION: Issues related to personnel/clinical supervision, standards of practice, ethical behavior, program evaluation, quality management, financing, organization, administration, leisure education, and credentialing in therapeutic recreation.

      Course Outcomes


      RECM 496R : Senior Internship. (.5-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: RECM 486 & RECM 487
      DESCRIPTION: Full-time work experience in a recreation or therapeutic recreation agency under the supervision of a recreation or venue management professional or a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. Applying academic skills and knowledge to solve problems and stimulate innovation.

      Course Outcomes


    • Note: 2 hours of RecM 496R are required.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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