Recreation Management and Recreational Therapy: Recreational Therapy, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN)4
or CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)6
Introductory Psychology (S)
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal41
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
RMRT 3010Leisure Services Workshop (Psychomotor Development)2
RMRT 3473Medical Procedures For Recreational Therapy3
(taken concurrently with RMRT 3480)
PSYC 3443Abnormal Psychology (S)3
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
BIOL 3204Physiology4
Hours Subtotal23
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA of 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
Program Core (19 hours)
RMRT 2413Introduction To Leisure Services3
RMRT 2443Contemporary Issues in Diversity (DS)3
RMRT 2463Laboratory In Leisure Services3
RMRT 2473Foundation of Leisure Service Leadership3
RMRT 4433Evaluation of Leisure Services3
RMRT 4481Senior Seminar In Leisure Services1
RMRT 4493Administration of Leisure Services3
RT Option Requirements (31 hours)
RMRT 2433Introduction to Recreational Therapy3
RMRT 3413Recreational Therapy and Mental Illness/Intellectual Disabilities3
RMRT 3423Recreational Therapy In Geriatric Practices3
RMRT 3433Recreational Therapy and Physical Disabilities3
RMRT 3441Warm Water Therapy Lab1
RMRT 3480Junior Internship (3-6 hours)6
RMRT 4480Internship in Recreational Therapy (6 to 9 hours taken with RMRT 4483 in Spring or Summer only)6
RMRT 4483Administrative Documentation in Internship for Recreational Therapy (taken with RMRT 4480 in Spring or Summer only)3
RMRT 4933Advanced Methods In Recreational Therapy3
RMRT 4010Directed Studies in Leisure (Recreational Therapy Practice in ECE)3
Select 3 hours of electives from the following:3
Upper division RMRT courses and/or
Psychological Foundations of Childhood
Child and Adolescent Development
Exploration of the Creative Experience
Development of Creative Expression, Play and Motor Skills in Early Childhood
Children's Play: A World Perspective (I)
Infant and Child Development
Adolescent Development in Family Contexts (S)
Hours Subtotal56
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division course work.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 2.00 Overall GPA;
    2. 2.50 GPA in major for enrollment in RMRT 4480 Internship in Recreational Therapy; and
    3. 2.50 GPA in College/Departmental Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in the College/Departmental Requirements and Major Requirements.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.