Keisha Durant Hazen

Keisha Durant Hazen

"I chose to attend Grand Valley because of the sense of community. Everyone was very friendly and it felt like home." - Keisha Durant Hazen '09, Exploration Geologist, Shell Oil Company in Houston, TX Read More

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Muskegon Community College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MATH 050 4
BIOL 103 4
PSY 201 4
Second Semester
MATH 115 3
PSY 203 4
CHEM 100 (L&L) 5
PHIL 101 or 102 3
ANTH 110 or GEOG 105 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.
  • Other possible courses could be: Biology 105 + 106, Allied Health 101, Education 250, Recreation 111
  • Prospective students are advised to contact the Therapeutic Recreation department during their first year at MCC.
  • Admission to the therapeutic recreation program is competitive and requires a secondary application. The admissions process consists of three phases.


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.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 •