Recreational Therapy, B.Sc. | Western Carolina University | Cullowhee, United States
48 months
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11236 USD/year
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About

Recreational Therapy students at the Western Carolina University learn how to use recreation and other active treatment interventions to help people recover or strengthen physical and cognitive abilities; reduce depression, stress and anxiety; build confidence; or interact socially.

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Overview

What You'll Learn

Students take courses from faculty members who are experienced, certified and licensed recreational therapists. Basic coursework includes courses on assessing clients, writing treatment plans and learning documentation, and understanding treatment modalities. In addition, several upper-division courses include service-learning practice in areas such as older adults, adventure-based therapy, and behavioral health. To fulfill their degree programs, students complete full-time internships under the supervision of licensed recreational therapists at a wide variety of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and long-term care facilities. In addition, Western Carolina University 's Recreational Therapy Association hosts special events, service learning projects, guest speakers and field trips to exemplary recreational therapy programs in the region. Students also attend professional conferences hosted by organizations such as the North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association.

Where You'll Go

Graduates of Western Carolina University's Recreational Therapy program exceed all necessary requirements to sit for the exam leading to national certification and North Carolina licensure in recreational therapy. Employing recreational therapists are psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, wilderness therapy programs, physical rehabilitation hospitals, adult day care center, prisons and juvenile care facilities and schools. Undergraduates in WCU's program are sought after by clinical agencies interested in hiring them to be work as 1:1 supports and in direct care positions; graduates are employed by hospitals and treatment centers throughout the region and across the nation.

Programme Structure

Recreational Therapy curriculum include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Survey of Human Development 
  • General Psychology 
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Investigation of Recreational Therapy Practice, Facilitation and Populations 
  • Recreational Therapy Processes and Techniques 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Any fall applications submitted or completed after February 2 will be considered on space available basis.

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Your application to WCU begins with a strong academic record. We particularly look for:

  • Competitive Coursework
  • Competitive Grades and Class Rank (if Applicable)
  • Competitive Sat I or Act Scores
  • Background Checks
  • Academic Program Requirements
  • Computer Requirement
Required Actions and Records
  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • High School Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • College Transcripts
  • Credit Examinations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5618 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    11236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5618 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3618 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

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300000 HKD
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13 Oct 2024
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