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

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

 

Prerequisites

Credits

ENG*101

3

PSY*111   3
Certificate Required Courses

Credits

RLS*121 Introduction to Therapeutic Rec. 3
RLS*221 Therapeutic Rec. 3
SOC*114 Sociology of Aging or PSY*208 Psychology of Adult Development & Aging 3
SOC*120 Group Dynamics 3
SOC*225 Death and Dying 3
HSE*288 Practicum  3
Total Credits:
24

 

Therapeutic Recreation by Semester

First Semester
ENG*101 Composition  3
PSY*111 General Psychology  3
RLS*121 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Services   3
SOC*114 Sociology of Aging or PSY*208 Psychology of Adult Development & Aging   3
Second Semester
HSE*288 Pevelopmental Practicum   3
SOC*120 Group Dynamics 3
SOC*225 Death and Dying  3
RLS*221 Therapeutic Recreation  3
Total Credits:
 24