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Therapeutic Recreation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Charles, MO, United States
The Therapeutic Recreation program at Lindenwood University provides a firm foundation of classes and hands-on learning experiences designed to help you develop skills in assessment, planning, programming, leadership, and evaluation.
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The coursework and classroom learning experiences prepare you to sit for the CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) credential administered through the NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification).

Earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation

When you pursue a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation at Lindenwood University, you will take courses in subjects like program design and event management, recreation facility design and operation, leisure in contemporary society, plus an internship. The bachelor of science degree requires 72-83 credit hours within the therapeutic recreation field, plus general education core class requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
    72-83 credit hours
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • Leisure in Contemporary Society
  • Inclusive and Therapeutic Recreation
  • Program Design and Event Management
  • Recreation Facility Design and Operation
  • Practicum in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • Human Development 
    • Abnormal Psychology 
    • Processes & Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 
    • Professional Issues and Current Trends in Therapeutic 
    • Recreation 
    • Assessment Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    General Requirements

    • Please submit a Lindenwood University institutional application or submit a Common Application.
    • Please provide a clear, readable copy of the identification page of your passport. It must show all information on the identification page and be valid (not expired) to be accepted.  The copy does not need to be in color.
    • Please provide a certified letter or bank statement verifying the total amount of liquid, personal or family funds, in US dollars, that is available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance).
    • Undergraduates must submit certified copies of high school transcripts.  Lindenwood will accept in-progress transcripts to determine admissibility. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      18500 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      18500 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Charles

    • 800 - 1300 USD/month
      Living Costs

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


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