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

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. Graduates are eligible to sit for examinations for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) and the Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  2. Students should be aware that some REC courses may only be offered once a year, during a Fall or Spring semester.
  3. 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.

Course Requirements 

FreshmanHours
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
Life and Physical Sciences3
Life and Physical Sciences3
MATH 131513
PHIL 1305 or 13203
PSY 13003
REC 131033
REC 23303
US 11001
 31
SophomoreHours
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
HIM 23603
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
PSY 33003
PSY 33153
REC 13703
REC 23353
REC 237033
 33
JuniorHours
BIO 243014
CS 1308 or CIS 132313
Elective1
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
 
 
Select two of the following:6
 
 
 
REC 23363
REC 33253
REC 33513
REC 337033
REC 43503
 32
SeniorHours
NCTRC Eligibility Course3
NCTRC Eligibility Course3
NCTRC Eligibility Course3
REC 432033
REC 437033
REC 438033
REC 468126
 24
Total Hours: 120
1

While not recommended, previously completed courses in some areas can be substituted for the following degree requirements:

2

All other coursework must be completed prior to students enrolling in the required internship, REC 4681. Students should be aware that this internship must be completed during a Fall or Spring semester – it cannot be completed in a Summer semester.

3

Students must earn grades of "C" or better in each TR sequence course (REC 1370, REC 2370, REC 3370, REC 4320, REC 4370) as well as in REC 4380 as partial fulfillment of requirements to gain Departmental Approval to enroll in REC 4681.

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