College of Health

OTRT Recreational Therapy

RT Degree Plan

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 Recreational Therapy Bachelors Degree Plan

  • All RECTH courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Supportive coursework must be completed with a C- or better.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required prior to enrolling in RECTH 5828.
Course # Course Name Credit Hours
RECREATIONAL THERAPY REQUIRED COURSES
RECTH 3330 Foundations of Recreational Therapy 3
RECTH 4300 Recreational Therapy and Indiv with Intellectual Disabilities 3
RECTH 3360 Assessment, Documentation and Eval in Recreation Therapy 4
RECTH 4310 Recreational Therapy and the Elderly 3
RECTH 4320 Recreational Therapy and Physical Medicine 3
RECTH 5360 Techniques and Facilitation in Recreational Therapy 3
RECTH 4330 Recreational Therapy and Mental Health Services 3
RECTH 5300 Management in Recreational Therapy 3
RECTH 5350 Advancement of Recreational Therapy Clinical and Prof Analysis 3
RECTH 5828 Recreational Therapy Internship 12
  Sub-Total 40
REQUIRED SUPPORTIVE COURSE WORK
BIOL 2325 AND
BIOL 2420
Human Anatomy AND
Human Physiology (AS)
4
4
OR
H EDU 4650
Anat and Phys for Health 4
KINES 3092 Kinesiology 3
FCS 1500 OR
NURS 2100
Human Development/Lifespan 3
PSY 3400 Psych of Abnormal Behavior 3
SOC 3112
OR
PSY 3000
Social Stats (QB & QI)
OR
Psychological Stats (QB & QI)
4
PRT 5395 Financial Management (QI) 3
ALTERNATE HEALTH CARE COURSE (take one)
H EDU 5100
OR
H EDU 3050
OR
SOC 3671
OR
F
CS 5430
OR
DISAB 3000
Health Care in the USA
OR
Community Health Issues
OR
Sociology of Health
OR

Families, Consumers & Health
OR

Intro to Disabilities Studies (DV)
3
  Sub-Total 23 or 27
ELECTIVE COURSE(S)

Must take at least 3 credits (Social Science or Humanities). The class will need to contribute to understanding of health and human services and/or reinforce the students’ area of specialization. If supportive course work is less than 26 credits, additional electives will be added to enhance supportive coursework hours. Course options from FCS, GERON, H EDU, NUTR, PHIL, PRT, PSY, SOC, SP ED, cultural focus. Students may wish to consider a minor or a certificate (https://advising.utah.edu/majors/quick-look/index.php) to enhance their recreational therapy curriculum.

  Total Credits for Major 69

Transfer Courses

Students may transfer supportive courses to the University of Utah to fill major requirements. Please note: Some of these courses may have prerequisites. It is the students responsibility to ensure that the local institution's course requirements are met prior to enrolling in these classes. 

Recreational Therapy Supportive Courses Transfer Guide (PDF)

Sample Semester Plan

Year

Semester Course # Course Title Credit Hours
Junior Fall RECTH 3330 Foundations of Recreational Therapy 3
RECTH 4300 Recreational Therapy and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities 3
BIOL 2325 Human Anatomy (prerequisite: BIOL 1210) 4
SOC 3112 OR
PSY 3000
Social Stats (QB & QI) OR
Psychological Stats (QB & QI)
(Prerequisite: PSY 1010)
4
Alternate health care class on approved list: 3

H EDU 5100 Health Care in the USA OR
H EDU 3050 Community Health Issues OR
SOC 3671 Sociology of Health OR
FCS 5430 Families, Consumers, and Health OR
POLS 5324 Disabilities Studies (DV)

Fall Total Credit Hours 16
Spring RECTH 3360 Assessment, Documentation and Evaluation in Recreational Therapy 4
RECTH 4310 Recreational Therapy and the Elderly Population 3
BIOL 2420 Human Physiology (AS)
(Prerequisite: CHEM 1100 and BIOL 1210)
4
FCS 1500 OR
NURS 2100
Human Development/Lifespan OR
Lifespan Growth and Development
3
Spring Total Credit Hours 14
Summer None
Total Credit Hours 30
Senior Fall KINES 3092 Kinesiology (prerequisite: BIOL 2325 or H EDU 4650) 3
PRT 5395 Financial Management (QI) (Prerequisite: PRT 3700 or IS 2010) 3
RECTH 5360 Techniques and Facilitation in Recreational Therapy 3
RECTH 4320 Recreational Therapy and Physical Medicine 3
PSY 3400 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
(Prerequisite: PSY 1010)
3
Fall Total Credit Hours 15
Spring RECTH 5350 Advancement of Recreational Therapy Clinical and Professional Analysis 3
RECTH 4330 Recreational Therapy and Mental Health Services 3
RECTH 5300 Management in Recreational Therapy 3
Elective (may fulfil CW, DV, IR) 3
Spring Total Credit Hours 12
Summer RECTH 5828 Recreational Therapy Internship 12
Summer Total Credit Hours 12
Total Credit Hours 39
Recreational Therapy Total Program Credit Hours 69

CPR Certification

All students enrolled in RECTH courses are required to be certified in CPR. The certification must be from the American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support (BLS). We do not accept CPR from the American Red Cross. Students may do an online class but MUST complete in-person practical skills session. CPR certification must be completed prior to a student embarking on a clinical experience. 

Criminal Background Checks

The Department of OTRT requires that all RT students undergo a criminal background check during the first semester of RECTH course work. This will be a requirement in the RECTH 4300 course. Students will need to complete the background check prior to beginning your clinical rotation hours in RECTH 4300. If a student has a criminal offense that could prohibit their clinical placement or their ability to be licensed or certified the Coordinator of Clinical Education will meet with the student and discuss possible options. Additional criminal background checks may be required by facilities or agencies prior to an internship placement. If the student has a criminal offense that may prohibit their ability to complete the functions required at their clinical placement i.e. motor vehicle infractions or intoxication, the Coordinator of Clinical Education must disclose this information to the agency.