Matthew  Waldon

Matthew Waldon

"The faculty members here at Grand Valley are like none other. They truly want to interact with their students." - Matthew Waldon, public and nonprofit administration major Read More

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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
World Perspectives elective 3
MATH 136 4
BISC 111 5
15
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
Social Science elective 3
MATH 150 3
HEED 101 3
PSYC 101 3
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
EDUC 215 3
BIOL 214 5
Humanities elective 3
PSYC 260 3
14
Second Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 3
BIOL 215 5
Humanities elective 3
CHEM 100 4
18
 

NOTES:

  • 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 SMC.
  • World Perspectives electives:  GERM 202, PHIL 201, SOCI 101, SPAN 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  SOCI 202, SOCI 203, SOCI 240
  • 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 a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements. GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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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