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Minor in Recreational Therapy

*This minor has been discontinued as of Fall 2016. Please contact Brent Hawkins at blhawki@clemson.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Undergraduate students are able to minor in recreational therapy. The minor consists of the following courses: PRTM 2600, 3220, 3240, 3260, 3270.

PRTM 2600: Foundations of Recreational Therapy Practice
This course will examine the history, philosophy, concepts, roles and functions involved in recreational therapy services. Topics will include service-delivery models, ethics, standards of practice, credentialing, use of the clinical process in various treatment settings, collaborative interdisciplinary practice and professional behavior specific to therapeutic relationships and practitioner/client interactions. (Spring)

PRTM 3220: Facilitation Techniques in Recreational Therapy
This course covers basic concepts, methods and techniques associated with the selection and implementation of therapeutic facilitation techniques and interventions for use in recreational therapy practice. (Fall)

PRTM 3240: Assessment and Planning in Recreational Therapy
This course provides the information and tools for the first two steps of the recreational therapy process: assessment and planning. Through this course, students will develop the skills necessary to complete a comprehensive assessment of clients in a therapeutic environment, and develop an appropriate, evidence-based treatment plan. The laboratory section must be taken concurrently in order to receive credit for the class. The laboratory section will provide time to practice these techniques in an experiential learning environment. (Fall)

PRTM 3260: Recreational Therapy Implementation and Evaluation: Physical Health Conditions
This course will examine the various health conditions and the role of recreational therapy in treatment settings for individuals with physical health conditions. In addition, students will apply current recreational therapy implementation techniques and evaluation methods across physical health diagnoses and settings. (Spring)

PRTM 3270: Recreational Therapy Implementation and Evaluation: Mental Health Conditions
This course will examine the various health conditions and the role of recreational therapy in treatment settings for individuals with mental health conditions. In addition, students will apply current recreational therapy implementation techniques and evaluation methods across mental health diagnoses and settings. (Spring)