Jun 26, 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.
University and College 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:
University and College Core Curriculum RCPT Required Electives for the Recreation Therapy Concentration:
For students in the Recreation Therapy Concentration, the following courses are required electives to be taken within the University and College Core Curriculum Requirements.
RCPT Major Core Requirements (33 credits)
Majors also must fulfill one of the following concentrations:
Recreation Therapy Concentration Requirements (33-35 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) Requirements
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 344 , RCPT 400 , RCPT 401 , 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.
Recreation Therapy Concentration Course Requirements (21 credits)
Required Recreation Therapy Concentration Guided Electives (12-14 credits)
The following courses are required as a part of student eligibility for entry into the National Certification Examination through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification:
Required Recreation Therapy Concentration Free Electives (7-11 credits)
Each student is required to take courses totaling a minimum of 7 credits of free electives necessary to achieve 120 credit hours for degree completion.
Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Concentration Course Requirements (21 credits)
Choose from the following two options:
Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Concentration Free Electives (20-25 credits)
In consultation with the assigned RCPT Academic Advisor, each student is required to take courses totaling a minimum of 20 credit hours of free electives necessary to achieve 120 credit hours for degree completion. Of these courses, a minimum of 6-8 credit hours must be outside of BOTH the University and College Core Curriculum AND the RCPT Curriculum.
Tourism and Special Events Concentration Course Requirements (15 credits)
Choose from the following two options:
Tourism and Special Events Concentration Free Electives (29-31 credits)
In consultation with the assigned RCPT Academic Advisor, each student is required to take courses totaling a minimum of 20 credit hours of free electives necessary to achieve 120 credit hours for degree completion. Of these courses, a minimum of 6-8 credit hours must be outside of BOTH the University and College Core Curriculum AND the RCPT Curriculum
Students should consult with their academic advisor as to which degree option best suits their needs.
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements described here of this catalog. See Academic Policies regarding the use of credit to fulfill multiple requirements