May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Recreational Therapy, BS/Recreation Sciences, MS


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Program Co-Coordinators: 

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 program may count up to 12 semester hours of graduate coursework towards completion of both the bachelor of science (BS) and 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 the 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: 

  • RCSC 6110 - Research Methods in Recreation Sciences (for RCSC 4000 )
  • RCTX 6310 - Program Development and Management in Recreational Therapy (for RCTX 4267 )

Students choose 6 semester hours from the following elective courses:

  • RCSC 6100 - Risk Management and Legal Issues in Recreation Sciences
  • RCSC 6501 - Capstone Experience in Recreation Sciences
  • RCTX 5000 - Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation
  • RCTX 5001 - Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation
  • RCTX 6001 - Biofeedback: Principles and Practices
  • RCTX 6002 - Biofeedback Laboratory
  • RCTX 6003 - Advanced Biofeedback Laboratory
  • RCTX 6004 - Disability and Adaptive Sport
  • RCTX 6100 - Leisure, Aging, and Health
  • RCTX 6801 - Special Topics in Recreation Sciences
  • RCTX 6802 - Special Topics in Recreation Sciences
  • RCTX 6803 - Special Topics in Recreation Science
  • Additional courses approved by the program coordinator

Admission Process


Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program found in the Admission and Readmission section of the ECU graduate catalog.

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