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Therapeutic Recreation Major, BS in Recreation and Sport Management

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Therapeutic Recreation major prepares students for employment in a variety of health care settings including programs for mental health and intellectual disabilities, physical rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and community-based programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. The program concludes with a semester-long internship experience.

Major Requirements and Rules

Advising Transition

Academic advising for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students in the Therapeutic Recreation major occurs in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) Office of Advising and Student Services (BEC 332). If you have not been advised by anyone in CEHHS Advising before, please visit their website for more information about scheduling an appointment with their office. The KRSS Advising Staff is not able to review a student’s academic history if they are not currently a Therapeutic Recreation major.

A student will transition from CEHHS Advising to KRSS Department Advising after he/she completes the following:

  • Maintains a minimum UT GPA of 2.5 after a minimum of 30 hours of coursework
  • Completion of RSM 201  with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of ENGL 101 * and ENGL 102 *, and one Quantitative Reasoning course

At the end of each semester, staff of the CEHHS Office of Advising and Student Services will compile a list of students ready to change to departmental advising. Students will be emailed an advising transition letter with the name and contact information of their new department advisor. Students will then be responsible for scheduling a meeting with their new advisor to complete this transition. Scheduling with KRSS Advisors should be done via email by contacting your new advisor directly.

Minimum Grades and Required GPA for Continuation in the Major

Any Recreation and Sport Management course taken must be passed with a minimum grade of C. A 2.5 GPA is required to register for RSM 294N *, RSM 394N *, and RSM 494N  and to graduate.

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Honors Program

Sport Management majors have the opportunity to participate in the college’s honors program. For eligibility and requirements, see College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Honors Program .

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sport Management - Therapeutic Recreation Major

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CFS 210 * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
1Natural Sciences  Electives*  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117  3  
2Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 3  
Term 2
1Natural Sciences  Electives*   4 ENGL 101 
ENGL 102  3  
2Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 3  
4Unrestricted Electives 5  
Term 3
CLAS 273   3 Quantitative Reasoning  Elective*
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3  
RSM 201   3  
2Volunteer Core Elective * 3  
2Global Citizenship – US  Elective* 3  
Term 4
1BCMB 230   5 RSM 201  
PHIL 252  3  
RSM 326  3  
5Professional Support Course Elective 3  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 5
2Global Citizenship – International  Elective* 3 PSYC 110 
KNS 332 * or EEB 240   3-4  
PSYC 330   3  
3RSM 325 * 3  
3RSM 294N * 3  
Term 6
3RSM 310   3 No milestones
3RSM 394N   3  
5Professional Support Course Electives 6  
2Engaged Inquiries  Elective* 3  
Term 7
Psychology Elective (300-400 level course) 3 No milestones
3RSM 405   3  
3RSM 420   3  
3RSM 430   3  
4Recreation and Sport Management Elective
(300-400 level course)
Term 8
3,6RSM 494N   12 No milestones
TOTAL 120  
* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .
1 Students taking BCMB 230  at UTK must take a chemistry sequence.
2 Select courses from the Volunteer Core * list.
3 Requires advancement into the recreation and sport management major.
4 Select any course not already required for the major.
5 Courses must be in addition to those specified for the major and must be selected from 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines: child and family studies, psychology, sociology, recreation and sport management, special education, or kinesiology, and educational interpreting and audiology and speech pathology, or KNS 290 ; PHYS 221 *, PHYS 222 *; SOCI 120 *; ANTH 110 * or ANTH 130 *; STAT 201 *; PUBH 315 , PUBH 350 , or PUBH 401 ; BIOL 101 *, BIOL 102 *, BIOL 150 *, BIOL 160 *, or BIOL 159 *; CHEM 102 * and CHEM 103 *, CHEM 112 * and CHEM 113 *, CHEM 122 * and CHEM 123 *, or CHEM 132 * and CHEM 133 *. All Statistics, Biology, and Chemistry course credits cannot be applied to both a Volunteer Core * and professional support elective requirement.
6 Must meet guidelines for national NCTRC certification.

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