Jun 25, 2022
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Major
All requirements for the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism are outlined below:
- Students must take Core Curriculum, major requirements, course work for one of the three concentrations, and RCPT electives.
- New or transfer students accepted for admission by RU must declare RCPT as a major prior to the first day of classes. All others follow the policy below.
- Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher at RU in order to declare the RCPT major. A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.5 are required to enroll in RCPT 413 - Professional Issues in Recreation, Parks and Tourism and RCPT 470 - Internship .
- The major GPA is calculated using all RCPT courses.
Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)
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Students are required to take the following courses and are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements:
For Recreation Therapy majors:
Major Requirements (45 credits)
Majors also must fulfill one of the following concentrations:
Recreation Therapy Concentration (24-26 credits)
Application to the Recreation Therapy Concentration
The recreation therapy concentration prepares students for a career in recreation therapy, an allied health care profession. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the National Recreation and Parks Association (COA). Program admission is competitive and the number of qualified applicants admitted into the program is limited. Technical standards must be met for a student to enter the recreation therapy program. Students should see the Recreation Therapy Concentration website at: (http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/rcpt/academics/concentrations/recreation-therapy.html) for specific admittance and technical standards information.
Recreation Therapy Concentration Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 2.7 cumulative and in major grade point average is required for graduation for this concentration. All recreation therapy courses: RCPT 319 , RCPT 340 , RCPT 342 , RCPT 342 , RCPT 445 , BIOL 310 , BIOL 311 , PSYC 230 , and PSYC 439 must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” for graduation. All RCPT courses are used for the calculation of the major grade point average.
Six to eight credits from:
Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Concentration (19 credits)
Choose from the following two options:
Tourism and Special Events Concentration (18 credits)
Twelve credits of Principle Courses:
One 3-credit Principle Course (above) at RU and 9 credits from:
For Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Concentration and Tourism and Special Events Concentration:
Six to eight credits outside of RCPT, beyond the Core Curriculum and major requirements.
For Recreation Therapy Concentration:
Complete with BIOL 322 or BIOL 310 and BIOL 311 .