Rec Management and Therapeutic Recreation

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Admission Requirements for Therapeutic Recreation

Admission to the Therapeutic Recreation Program is competitive and not all who apply may be accommodated. To be considered for admission to the therapeutic recreation major the student must have:

  1. Completed or be “in progress” of completing the preadmission courses (BIO 100 or BIO 105 or MIC 100MTH 145PSY 100,  PSY 212REC 150RTH 250) with a grade “C” or better in each of these core courses.
  2. A minimum cumulative UWL GPA of 2.5.
  3. Completion of 50 hours of pre-professional experience in an organized program that services various persons with disabilities, chronic health conditions, and/or vulnerable populations in a recreation context is required.
  4. 250 word essay explaining why the applicant wants to pursue a degree in therapeutic recreation.
  5. Applications are due October 1 to be considered for admission to the program spring semester and February 1 to be considered for admission to the program for fall semester.

For more details, download the Application Checklist and Guidelines for Pre-professional Hours.