This program is designed to qualify students to work in the field of gerontology as Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and to provide in-service professional development. Students who complete the courses listed below, and thereby qualify for the Certificate, meet the standards established in the public health code of the State of Connecticut for workers in chronic care, long term care facilities, and Assisted Living facilities.

This program emphasizes work with elder populations through studies in written communications, sociology, psychology, human services, therapeutic recreation, and field work.  

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Graduation Checklist

Therapeutic Recreation Certificate – Graduation Checklist (Prior to Spring 2015)

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.


Therapeutic Recreation by Certificate Requirements (effective Spring 2015)

 

Required Course

Credits

ENG*101 Composition

3

HSE*202 Introduction to Counseling and Interviewing 3
HSE*288 Developmental Practicum 3
PSY*103 Introduction to Holistic Wellness 3
PSY*111 General Psychology   3
RLS*121 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 3
RLS*122 Processes and Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 3
SOC*120 Group Dynamics 3
RLS*221 Therapeutic Recreation
OR PSY*245 Abnormal Psychology
OR PSY*251 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
3
SOC*114 Sociology of Aging
OR PSY*208 Psychology of Adult Development & Aging
3
Total Credits:
30

 

Therapeutic Recreation by Full-Time Semester

First Semester (Fall)
ENG*101 Composition  3
HSE*202 Introduction to Counseling and Interviewing 3
PSY*111 General Psychology  3
RLS*121 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation   3
SOC*114 Sociology of Aging
OR PSY*208 Psychology of Adult Development & Aging
  3
Second Semester (Spring)
HSE*288 Developmental Practicum   3
PSY*103 Introduction to Holistic Wellness 3
RLS*122 Processes and Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 3
RLS*221 Therapeutic Recreation
OR PSY*245 Abnormal Psychology
OR PSY*251 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
3
SOC*120 Group Dynamics 3
Total Credits:
 30