Danielle  Lake, Ph.D.

Danielle Lake, Ph.D.

"The most rewarding aspect of teaching at Grand Valley is to empower students to see that they have a role to play in making a difference, and to help them believe in themselves." - Danielle Lake, Liberal Studies Department Read More

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Wayne County Community College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
ENG 119 3
MAT 155 4
BIO 155 4
PSY 101 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 120 3
MAT 131 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
PSY 200 3
ALH 110 3

Second Year

First Semester
BIO 240 4
CHM 105 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
CHM 155 4
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • Students may want to consider transferring after one year of basic courses. Many of the prerequisite courses are not available at Wayne.
  • 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 152, ANT 154, ENG 228, ENG 266, FRE 202, GEO 202, HIS 152, MWS 101, MWS 102, MWS 103, PHL 101, PHL 102, SPA 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  AAS 120, AAS 131, AAS 140, ANT 201, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 261, HUM 126, MWS 114, SOC 103, SOC 230, SOC 245


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.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
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