Tyler Way

Tyler Way

"Grand Valley's liberal education broadened my experiences. I got to learn a lot of different subjects, and then I got to choose and pick which one I really wanted to dive into and focus on." - Tyler Way '09, Footwear Designer, Sebago - Wolverine Worldwide; Creative Director, Fashion Has Heart; Freelancer Read More

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 141 5
BIO 162 4
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
PSY 140 4
MAT 133 4
World Perspectives elective 3
BIO 253 4

Second Year

First Semester
PSY 251 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
MOA 120 3
Second Semester
PSY 252 3
Elective 3
CEM 131 4
BIO 254 4
Social Science elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • It is recommended that students transfer after one year.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSY course.   Please check with a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 131, CUL 175, ENG 257, GEO 132, PLS 262, SPN 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 249, HST 125, SOC 235, SOC 246


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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