Brynhild Weihe

Brynhild Weihe

"I really like the art that's everywhere around campus, and I really love theatre. I love doing shows here and being a part of that community." - Brynhild Weihe, theatre major Read More

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Lake Michigan College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 128 4
BIOL 111 4
PSYC 201 3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
CHEM 104 4
MATH 216 3
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
PSYC 203 3
BIOL 205 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Second Semester
Elective 3
Elective 3
Social Science elective 3
BIOL 206 4
PSYC 231 3


  • The Therapeutic Recreation department at GVSU strongly urges students to transfer after one year at a community college. The program requires three years plus one internship semester at GVSU regardless of the number of transfer credits.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science elective must be a non-PSYC course.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  FORL 202, FORL 222, HIST 102, POSC 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives: HIST 201, HIST 202, HONR 215, SOC 201, SOC 202, SOC 205
  • Prospective students are advised to contact the Therapeutic Recreation department as soon as possible.


The field of therapeutic recreation has continued to grow, with diverse opportunities for employment. Recreation therapists may serve as counselors, community educators and organizers, administrators, supervisors, consultants, and researchers. Professionals might find themselves in any of the following settings: hospitals, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health clinics, substance abuse centers, respite day programs, hospice, school systems, schools or residential centers for those with specific disabilities, special schools or treatment clinics, child protective agencies, sheltered workshops, programs operated by public recreation and park departments.

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