Little Mac Bridge

Little Mac Bridge

The pedestrian bridge, Little Mac, crosses 75 feet above the ravines, connecting the north and south sections of the Allendale Campus.

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West Shore Community College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 151 4
Elective 3
BIO 122 4
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
Elective 3
ANP 230 4
World Perspectives elective 3
PSY 161 3

Second Year

First Semester
ANP 231 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
CHM 107 4
Humanities elective 3
PSY 264 3
Second Semester
ALH 104 2
CHM 110 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
MTH 123 3


  • Degree offered: B.S..
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science elective must be a non-PSY 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:  ANT 112, GEO 133, LIT 213, PHL 202, SPN 202, HIS 142
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANT 114, SOC 275, HIS 145, HIS 146
  • It is recommended that students transfer after one year.


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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