Recreational Therapy, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
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) course8
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN)
Introductory Biology (LN)
Chemistry I (LN)
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
EDHS 1112First Year Seminar2
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
RT 3110Workshop in Recreational Therapy (Psychomotor Development)2
PSYC 3443Psychopathology (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 Subtotal21
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA of 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
RT 2433Introduction to Recreational Therapy3
RT 2443Contemporary Issues in Diversity (DS)3
RM 2463Recreation Management and Recreational Therapy Laboratory3
RT 3413Recreational Therapy and Mental Illness/Intellectual Disabilities3
RT 3423Recreational Therapy in Geriatric Practices3
RT 3433Recreational Therapy and Physical Disabilities3
RT 3441Warm Water Therapy Lab1
RT 3443Assessment in Recreational Therapy3
RT 3473Medical Terminology and Procedures for Recreational Therapy (Must be taken with RT 3480)3
RT 3483Junior Internship in Recreation Therapy (Must be taken with RT 3473)3
RT 3843Recreational Therapy Facilitation Techniques & Interventions3
Nine hours from the following:9
Senior Internship in Recreational Therapy (Must be taken with RT 4483)
RT 4480
Senior Internship in Recreational Therapy
RMRT 4843Recreational Therapy & Healthcare Administration3
or RT 4843
RT 4483Administrative Documentation in Internship for Recreational Therapy (Must be taken with RT 4489)3
RT 4581Senior Seminar in Recreational Therapy1
RT 4833Recreational Therapy and Pediatrics3
RT 4933 Advanced Methods In Recreational Therapy3
Select 5 hours of electives from the following:5
Upper-division RT course 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 Subtotal58
Total Hours120

Additional Recreational Therapy Degree Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division coursework.
  • Required for graduation:
    • 2.50 Overall GPA;
    • 2.50 GPA in major for enrollment in RT 4480 Senior Internship in Recreational Therapy;
    • and 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 2029.