Merritt Taylor, Ph.D.

Merritt Taylor, Ph.D.

"Grand Valley students are well prepared, they work hard, and it's a great opportunity and privilege as a professor to be able to show them opportunities that they may not have seen before." - Merritt Taylor, Biomedical Sciences Department Read More

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Montcalm Community College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 100 3
Elective 4
World Perspectives elective 3
Humanities elective 3
BIOL 110 or 121 4
Second Semester
ENGL 101 3
Social Science elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
BIOL 115 or 122 4
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
BIOL 202 4
PSYC 120 3
CHEM 105 4
Second Semester
Elective 3
BIOL 203 4
Elective 3
MATH 190 3


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • Therapeutic recreation is a secondary admit program.  To learn more about applying visit
  • 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:  ANTH 260, BUSN 260, HIST 257, HUMN 110, PHIL 221
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANTH 265, HIST 250, HIST 251, HSIT 252, HIST 253, SOCI 235, POLI 240
  • If time permits, students may take PSYC 225.


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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