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Recreational Therapy

Temple University

M.Sc. Online
48 months
Duration
975 USD/credit
975 USD/credit
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About

The online Master of Science in Recreational Therapy at Temple University’s College of Public Health is designed for individuals who want to practice evidence-based recreational therapy within healthcare and human services. 

Overview

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Recreational Therapy at Temple University will prepare you as a recreational therapist with expertise in:

  • an area of specialization (including physical rehabilitation, behavioral/mental health, pediatrics, geriatrics and at-risk youth) with guidance from a faculty member;
  • assessment of participants’ needs;
  • documentation of participants’ progress;
  • evaluation of evidence-based treatment outcomes; and
  • administrative and managerial skills necessary for career advancement.

Recreational therapy is a profession within the field of healthcare that utilizes structured, evidence-based recreation and leisure activities to improve the lives of people with disabilities or health-related limitations. Students who do not have an academic background in recreational therapy may use the program to meet eligibility requirements for the national credentialing examination for recreational therapists. Learn more about the profession of recreational therapy.

Graduates find practice-based clinical or management roles as professional recreational therapists in a wide range of settings, including:

  • rehabilitation facilities,
  • hospitals,
  • community settings providing specialized services to individuals with disabilities,
  • nursing homes, and
  • assisted living facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions
  • Graduate Research I in Recreational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy: Now and Then
  • Evidence Based Practice in Recreational Therapy I
  • Evidence Based Practice in Recreational Therapy II

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    975 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 975 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    975 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 975 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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