Admission to Therapeutic Recreation

Once a student is admitted to the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, they simply declare their interest in majoring in therapeutic recreation. Forms can be obtained in 124 Mitchell Hall.

Requirements for admission to Therapeutic Recreation:

  • Apply through the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Admissions Office.
  • Once accepted into UWL, if you declare a major in therapeutic recreation, you will receive a Therapeutic Recreation Faculty Advisor.
  • If transferring from another major at the UWL campus, students must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Online GPA calculators are available here.
  • Throughout the curriculum, professional experiences are required and must be documented. Each of these will be explained in class or by a Therapeutic Recreation Faculty Advisor.
    • Completion of fifty hours of professional experience
    • Completion of a Advanced First Aid and CPR course
    • Completion of an official Criminal Background Check
    • Completion of a sixteen week TR internship

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