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California State University, Chico
Recreation Administration B.S. Recreation Therapy Option
The goal of the Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management is to prepare ethical and competent professionals in service industries including recreation, parks, tourism, events, and hospitality. Students will acquire the latest methods and techniques, as well as a profound understanding of the philosophical and historical foundations, of these industries. Students will learn to be inquisitive and receptive to varying points of view, proficient in a broad spectrum of managerial technology tools, skilled in communication and problem-solving, knowledgeable about sustainable management, and motivated to positively impact their communities.
The Recreation Therapy (RT) option provides students with the necessary knowledge and skill to make a difference in someone else`s life. This option educates students on how to interact, rehabilitate, and provide treatment to persons with illnesses and disabling conditions. With the RT option, students can enhance an individual`s independence and restore their ability to participate in life`s everyday activities.
After students complete their bachelor`s degree, the RT option helps them prepare for professional careers. Professionals in this field have a vast selection of opportunities to apply their skills, in such areas as physical medicine and rehabilitation, acute care, mental health services, facilities for older adults, and state hospitals and corrections. The curriculum at CSU, Chico follows the job competencies approved by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, graduates are eligible to sit for the national exam and become certified.
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