Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Recreational Therapy, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Pre-Occupational Therapy 3+3 - Rock Studies

Recreational Therapy Program Learning Outcomes

  • Degree Program Writing Competency: Upon completion of the degree program RT students will write professionally and effectively, according to expectations of the Recreational Therapy profession.
  • Life-Long Learning: Recognize the importance of lifelong learning and demonstrates responsibly for self-assessment and growth.  This ability is evident through the demonstration of self initiating behaviors, anticipating and responding to changes in a productive manner, assuming responsibility for continuous self reflection assessment of strengths and limitations and in seeking out information from a variety of resources in an independent manner.
  • Methodological Proficiency: Upon completion of the degree program RT students will use an analytical framework to facilitate the Recreational Therapy process to meet the needs of individuals. The abilities developed include a solid knowledge of the RT process, assessment methods, planning skills, intervention, techniques and strategies, and evaluation skills.
  • Professional Decision Making: Analyze and synthesize complex information to make sound clinical decisions.  This ability is inclusive of areas such as problem solving, critical thinking, evaluation and organization with application to clinical and non clinical areas.
  • Professional Interactions: Effectively communicates with people in a variety of professional contexts including assisting clients in confronting and coping with life challenges, collaborating on teams and presenting information in oral and written formats. The abilities developed include striving to maintain objectivity, tolerating ambiguity, appreciating diversity and adhering to conventional standards of expression.
  • Valuing Ethical Responsibilities: Act with professional values in all situations.  These skills include maintaining appropriate humane and ethical treatment of individuals as well as upholding the professional code of ethics. This expertise includes formulating value judgments reflecting a respect for dignity and individuality of every person.

What are your options?

Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3:  Earn a Doctor of Occupational Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your exercise science major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program. At the end of your second year, you apply for admission into the SRU OTD program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU OTD program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.

Pre-Occupational Therapy (SRU Traditional): Complete the requirements for your exercise science major and the pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program and apply to the SRU OTD program in your senior year.

Related Links

Recreational Therapy - Pre-Occupational Therapy, BS Program Page

Recreational Therapy Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

1st Major: Recreational Therapy

  • Overall GPA: 2.50 or higher
  • Major GPA (Includes Major Requirements): 2.5 or higher

2nd Major: Pre-OT SRU 3+3 Recreational Therapy

  • Overall GPA: 3.00 or higher

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements42
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements51
NCTRC Certification Requirements18
Electives26

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits. Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate. However, because this is a pre-professional program, credits taken during the 1st year of the graduate program are applied toward the undergraduate credit hours to meet the 120 credits required for your undergraduate degree.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
PHIL 325Medical/Health Care Ethics3
Social Science Inquiry
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Natural and Physical Sciences Inquiry
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
Subtotal15
Thematic Thread
Credits must be from at least 3 Categories; no more than 6 credits from one department; 6 credits must be 300-level or above
Select one of the following:3
Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA
Cultural Area Studies
Minority Groups
PSYC 244Developmental Psychology (required)3
Additional Course3
Additional Course3
Total Hours42

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements

  • If you choose to pursue the Pre-OT SRU 3+3 RT program and not accepted into the OTD program, then you are required to complete RCTH 415RCTH 423PE 360 and additional approved RT electives. (See RT BS degree curriculum guide).
Recreational Therapy Courses
Must earn a “C” or better in all of the following RCTH courses:
RCTH 120Disability, Community Inclusion, and Diversity 13
RCTH 220Recreational Therapy Services 13
RCTH 232Recreational Therapy for People with Physical Disabilities 13
RCTH 233Recreational Therapy for People with Psychosocial and Mental Disorders 13
RCTH 314Clinical Aspects of Recreational Therapy 13
RCTH 317Organization and Management of Recreational Therapy Practice 13
RCTH 319Client Assessment in Recreational Therapy 13
RCTH 320Recreational Therapy Program Design 13
RCTH 351Recreational Therapy Practicum 13
RCTH 420Recreational Therapy for Older Adults 13
RCTH 422Recreational Therapy Interventions I 13
RCTH 450Internship 1,212
Required Recreational Therapy Courses from other departments and Occupational Therapy Prerequisite courses
PE 364Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities 13
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
Subtotal51
Total Hours51

Additional Occupational Therapy Prerequisite Courses

SOWK 318Research Methods3
or INDP 318 Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
Total Hours6

NCTRC Certification Requirements

These courses must be completed by the student in order to be eligible to take NCTRC Certification Exam

PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology 13
PSYC 244Developmental Psychology 13
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
PE 360Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Physical Activity/Lab3
PE 364Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities3
PHIL 325Medical/Health Care Ethics 13
Total Hours18

Co-curricular and Experimental Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. High-Impact Practice (HIP) designated classes
  2. Student-faculty research
  3. Student leadership development
  4. Service-learning classes
  5. Internships
  6. Volunteering

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements – Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU

For Application Requirements

Please refer to Slippery Rock University’s Occupational Therapy Studies (Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Studies) website for requirements: http://www.sru.edu/OT

Liberal Studies and Rock Studies

Prerequisite Courses - SRU Occupational Therapy
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
or PE 364 Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Research Methods 13
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 244Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
Anthropology or Sociology 13
Total Hours31

Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3

If any of these requirements are not met, the 3+3 designation will be removed from the student’s record:

  1. A 3.0 or higher overall GPA must be maintained by the student.
  2. The student can only be enrolled in the Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 program for a maximum of three (3) years, full-time continuous enrollment (fall/spring).

Provision

Should a Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 student be unsuccessful in completing the 1st two semesters (summer or fall) of the Occupational Therapy Program and wants to complete the original undergraduate degree, it is solely up to the discretion of the undergraduate program Department Chair to determine which, if any, Occupational Therapy courses will count toward the completion of his/her undergraduate degree. In addition, students must complete any unfulfilled requirements of their undergraduate major. Students may still apply to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program with an earned Bachelor’s degree.

RECREATIONAL THERAPY - BS (6393)
PRE-OT SRU 3+3 (6RTO)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019.
Revised 7-2019
UCC 3.26.2019

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

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