Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Recreation Administration (Therapeutic Recreation Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course but will be required to earn an additional free elective, if needed, to reach the 120 minimum total hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  3. Students should be aware that some REC courses may only be offered once a year, during a Fall or Spring semester.
  4. Graduates are eligible to sit for examinations for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) and the Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP).
  5. No minor is required in this degree plan because the Therapeutic Recreation courses that are necessary for the NCTRC and CPRP certifications serve to broaden the study of the Recreation Administration major.

Course Requirements

COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020)13
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
REC 131033
REC 23303
US 11001
HIM 23603
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
PSY 33003
PSY 33153
REC 13703
REC 23353
REC 237033
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
BIO 243014
CS 1308 or CIS 132313
REC 23363
REC 33253
REC 33513
REC 337033
REC 43503
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Select two of the following:6
NCTRC Eligibility Course3
NCTRC Eligibility Course3
NCTRC Eligibility Course3
REC 432033
REC 437033
REC 43803
REC 46812, 36
Total Hours: 120

NCTRC Eligibility Courses

PSY 3312Adolescent Psychology3
PSY 3313Psychology of Adulthood and Aging3
PSY 3350Cognitive Behavioral Therapies3
PSY 3361Health Psychology3
SOCI 1310Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 3300Principles of Sociology3
SOCI 3338Family Problems3
SOCI 3343Criminology3
SOCI 3347Juvenile Delinquency3
SOCI 3383Aging and Society3
SOCI 3384The Sociology of Death and Dying3
SPED 2360Survey of Exceptionalities3
SPED 3338Educating Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders3
SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities3
SPED 4381Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities3
ESS 3320Biomechanics3
ESS 3329Motor Learning3