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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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Therapeutic Recreation

First Year

First Semester
COM 121 3
NSM 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
NSB 121 4
15
Second Semester
COM 122 3
Elective 4
Humanities elective 4
SSP 101 4
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
SSP 220 4
Elective 3
NSC 133 4
Humanities elective 4
15
Second Semester
NSC 134 4
Social Science elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 4
SSP 210 4
16
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • The Therapeutic Recreation major is a secondary admit program.
  • To learn more about Therapeutic Recreation visit their website at www.gvsu.edu/tr
  • Both NSC 133 & NSC 134 should be taken at Glen Oaks to fulfill the general chemistry requirement.
  • Students may want to consider transferring after one year of basic courses. Many of the prerequisite courses are not available at GOCC.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-SSP course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  SSA 201, HUF 261, HUL 234, HUR 231
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HUL 201, SSS 121, SSS 220

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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