Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia

"You're able to think critically about not just your career, but about life in general. That's one of the biggest benefits that you obtain while going to Grand Valley." - Hector Garcia, engineering major Read More

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Henry Ford Community College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MATH 115 5
Social Science elective 3
PSYCH 131 3
BIO 131 4
18
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
PSY 251 3
Humanities elective 3
MATH 141 3
CHEM 131 4
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Humanities elective 3
BIO 233 4
Elective 3
PSY 253 3
16
Second Semester
Elective 3
BIO 234 4
World Perspectives elective 3
AH 100 4
14
 

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 HFCC.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSY course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 131, ANTH 152, ARA 232, FRE 232, GEOG 132, GER 232, HIST 113, SPN 232, WR 131, WR 232, WR 233, WR 240
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 255, SOC 132, SOC 151

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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