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The BS in parks and recreation management with a concentration in therapeutic recreation prepares students for national professional certification in therapeutic recreation. The program is designed for students who have an interest in providing therapeutic interventions and adaptive recreation services for individuals with social problems, illnesses and disabling conditions. The required internship component of the program allows students to gain practical experiences in the therapeutic recreation field.
This degree program is one of two such programs in Arizona, both offered by the School of Community Resources and Development. Students who choose this concentration are truly committed to improving people's lives and contributing to their communities.
Parks and Recreation Management (Therapeutic Recreation),
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
There is a wide range of job opportunities for therapeutic recreation professionals including in clinical settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes, adventure programming for youth-at-risk and people with disabilities, and community programs offered through parks and recreation departments.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Adapted Physical Education Specialists||9.8%||$54,800|
|Fitness and Wellness Coordinators||10.6%||$81,630|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||20.5%||$98,350|
|Therapists, All Other||19.9%||$53,850|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).