Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-35
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: February 26, 2018
Date of Second Reading: March 26, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions - School of Community Resources and Development - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Recreation Therapy
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The goal of the Recreation Therapy program is to prepare competent, entry-level recreation therapists with requisite knowledge, skills, and behaviors to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in life activities for individuals experiencing health conditions. The program differs from the Therapeutic Recreation concentration in the Parks and Recreation Management degree in that this program will have a stronger emphasis on preparing students for clinical rather than community settings.