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University Transfer Degree

Program Description:
This program is designed for individuals who want a professional career providing Therapeutic Recreation services within hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities and the community. Professional certification and information about the recreation therapy profession are available through National Council for Therapeutic Recreation ( and American Recreation Association (


Degree Awarded: Associate in Science
Semester plan available through faculty advisement. Students are strongly encouraged to seek faculty advisement to ensure they are completing the correct option for their academic goals and intended course of study beyond the associate degree.


General Education Requirements Credit hours: 37


English 6 hours

*ENGL 1113 Composition I

*ENGL 1213 Composition II


Humanities 3 hours

Select one course from the following:

HUMN 2113 Humanities I

HUMN 2223 Humanities II


Mathematics 6 hours

*MATH 1513 College Algebra

*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics


Philosophy 3 hours

PHIL 2153 Medical Ethics


Psychology 3 hours

PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology


Science 7 hours

BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors

BIOL 1383 Nutrition


Social Science 6 hours

POLS 1113 American Federal Government

and select one course from the following:

HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era

HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present


Controlled Electives 3 hours

Select one course from the following:

*HSVC 2073 Issues in Human Services

SOCI 2143 Minorities in America


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 24


^Human Services 12 hours

HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills

HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development
*HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications/Case Management
** *HSVC 2113 Internship


Physical Education 8 hours
PHED 2212 First Aid
PHED 2513/HSVC 2413 Introduction to Leisure Studies
PHED 2533/HSVC 2433 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation


Biology 4 hours
BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology


Additional Recommended Courses++
ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology
^HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
^HSVC 1313 Chemical Dependency and Treatment
^HSVC 1413 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
^HSVC 1423 Models for Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities
^*HSVC 2613 Gerontology in Human Services
^PHED/HSVC 2342 Recreation Therapy/ Rope Course Training
^PHED/HSVC 2363 Recreation Therapy/ Outdoor Adventure


Total Credit Hours: 61
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).

**The internship should be completed in a hospital setting under the supervision of a CTRS. Hours completed as part of your TCC Internship will go toward documentation of 500 hours of paid or volunteer experience within the recreation field required prior to enrolling in your senior internship experience (12 credits). See the Liberal Arts/Community Services Division Office at Northeast Campus for more information.
^Students must earn a “C” or better in HSVC courses in order to progress to advanced courses in the program, or gain permission of instructor or associate dean.
++Courses are not required for degree; however three credit hours may transfer to a baccalaureate institution.
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

General education requirements can be found at: