The Recreational Therapy, BS/Recreation Sciences, MS (recreational therapy administration concentration) accelerated program is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree. For this program, graduate coursework begins in the student’s fourth year of undergraduate study and can be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree.
Eligible students accepted into the accelerated program may count up to 12 semester hours of graduate coursework towards completion of both the bachelor of science (BS) and the master of science (MS) degrees. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.
The required minimum GPA at the time of admission to the program is a 3.3 overall. Undergraduate recreational therapy students may apply for the accelerated program during the semester in which they complete 75 semester hours. Before enrolling in graduate courses, eligible undergraduates seeking accelerated status must apply to and be accepted into the accelerated program.
Students admitted to the accelerated program must earn a B or higher in all graduate coursework to remain in the program. Undergraduate accelerated program students earning a grade of C in any graduate course can count that course toward the bachelor’s degree but will no longer be eligible to take additional graduate courses and will be dropped from the accelerated program. Students will be able to apply to the graduate program in recreation sciences.
Undergraduate students accepted into Recreational Therapy, BS/Recreation Sciences, MS accelerated program may count up to 12 semester hours from the following courses towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Students take the following 2 courses:
Students choose 6 semester hours from the following elective courses: