B.Sc. On Campus

Recreation and Park Administration - Therapeutic Recreation

Illinois State University

48 months
27069 USD/year
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Students in this Recreation and Park Administration - Therapeutic Recreation major at Illinois State University  use theory in the classroom and the real world by completing two internships. The major also offers opportunities to attend conferences, participate in clubs, and study abroad. These activities help students develop a professional network


You can apply to this university with the help of INTO, free of charge. If you satisfy the university admission requirements and the minimum English language scores you can choose the option of direct undergraduate admission. They will help you apply to multiple universities at once, take care of the student I-20 Form for US entry, and will not charge you any fees for the university application.

Why study the Recreation and Park Administration - Therapeutic Recreation major at Illinois State University

Therapeutic recreation has an important role in health. Participating in recreation-based treatment programs helps people improve and maintain their health. Therapists plan and host activities that include arts and crafts, fine arts, sports and games, aquatics, and community outings.

Therapeutic recreation is a human service profession. Professionals typically work in a community or clinical setting. Clients include people who have a disability, injury, illness or other health condition. Using play and other activities, therapists create a healthy physical and social environment.

Faculty in therapeutic recreation have awards for teaching, research, and service. They also conduct and publish research as well as write industry-leading textbooks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Leisure & Recreation 
  • Recreation Leadership 
  • Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 
  • Recreation for People with Disabilities 
  •  Recreation Programming
  •  Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 
  • Planning & Design of Recreation Facilities 
  • Therapeutic Recreation Service Delivery 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • High School Diploma. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27069 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27069 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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