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Recreational Therapy: Pre-Physical Therapy, B.Sc.

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The Recreational Therapy (RT) program is nationally renowned for academic excellence and graduates are sought out by various health-related agencies. The RT program will provide you with a variety of "hands-on" experiences working with adolescents and adults with a range of disabling conditions. Clinical labs are integrated into courses and the focus of coursework is to prepare you for a career in health-care. As an allied health profession, RT provides a great introduction to clinical practices which are applicable to other healthcare related careers.

Recreational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3: 

  • Earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your recreational therapy major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program. During your third undergraduate year, you apply for admission into the SRU DPT program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU DPT program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only. 

Recreational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy (SRU Traditional): 

  • Complete the requirements for your recreational therapy major and the pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program and apply to the SRU DPT program in your senior year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inclusive Leisure Services
  • Recreational Therapy Serv 
  • Recreational Therapy for People w/Physical Disabilities 
  • Recreational Therapy for People  w/Mental Health and Psychosocial Disorders 
  • Clinical Aspects of Recreational Therapy 
  • Organization and Management of Recreational Therapy Practice
  • Client Assessment in Recreational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy Program Design
  • Practicum in Recreational Therapy
  • Challenges and Trends in Recreational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy for Older Adults
  • Leisure Education Strategies 
  • Recreational Therapy Interventions 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Anatomical & Physiological Basis for Physical Activity
  • Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities 
  • Medical / Health Care Ethics 
  • Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab
  • General Chemistry 
  • Developmental Psychology 

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official High School transcripts (including a 12th grade class schedule if applicable)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • $30 application fee
  • Complete the application for admission (NO FEE).
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed,
  • Submit a copy of your passport - copy of the picture page.
  • All applicants must verify finances. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    644 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    322 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 322 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Grove City

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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