Academic Catalog

Recreation and Park Administration, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Recreation Therapy (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 31.0301

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behaviorial Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
HSO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Writing Intensive Course (Hrs. incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives category)
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
ACCT - Recreation and Park Administration majors will fulfill ACCT with the following. (Credit hours may be incorporated into Major or Supporting requirements.)
Therapeutic Recreation Internship
Major Requirements
Core Courses
REC 101Recreation and Tourism Careers1
REC 102Introduction to Recreation Leadership3
REC 163Fieldwork I1
REC 200Leisure Diversity and Culture3
REC 263Fieldwork II2
REC 311Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation3
REC 350Supervision of Recreation Personnel3
REC 401Management of Recreation Services3
REC 406Planning, Design , and Maintenance of Recreation Facilities3
REC 410Recreation Research & Evaluation3
REC 450WSenior Seminar3
REC 460Advanced Leadership and Programming3
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:
Natural Resources and Recreation Management
Recreation Management and Event Planning
Recreation Therapy52
Tourism and Resort Recreation
Supporting Course Requirements
Choose from 0-13 hours of supporting courses0-13
13 hours of Recreation Therapy
Free Electives
Choose from 9-23 hours of free electives
23 hours of Natural Resources and Recreation Management
21 hours of Recreation Management and Event Planning
9 hours of Recreation Therapy
22 hours of Tourism and Resort Recreation
Total Hours120-133


Concentration Courses
REC 210Equine Assisted Therapeutic Recreation3
REC 411STherapeutic Recreation Services for Senior Adult3
REC 473Therapeutic Recreation Internship12
REC 511Therapeutic Recreation Practices and Services3
REC 512SManagement of Therapeutic Recreation Services3
REC 520Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation3
REC 590Special Topics:___3
Supporting Course Requirements
EMC 105Survey of Medical Terminology1
BIO 307
BIO 308
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Choose from one of the following:
Introduction to Psychology (Element 5B) G
Introduction to Psychology: Writing Intensive (Element 5B) G
PSY 280Lifespan Developmental Psych.3
or PSY 280W Lifespan Developmental Psychology: Writing Intensive
PSY 308Abnormal Psychology3
Free Electives
Choose from nine hours of Recreation Therapy free electives9
Total Hours52

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.