CHHS Student Success Center

Learning Outcomes: B.A. Recreation Therapy

Graduates of the Recreation Therapy degree program will be able to:

  1. Integrate an understanding of history, service models, theory/philosophy, ethics, credentials, professional conduct, evidence-based practice and professional development with recreation therapy practice. (Foundational Knowledge, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Thoughtful Expression)
  2. Demonstrate competence to individually screen, assess and systematically collect comprehensive and accurate data about patients/clients in an efficient and effective manner and to analyze the data collected to determine the course of actions subsequent to an individualized treatment/program plan. (Information Literacy, Critical Thinking)
  3. Demonstrate competence in the planning and development of individualized treatment plans that identify functional outcome goals, modalities, facilitation techniques and interventions based on assessment data collected and evidence regarding the diagnosis and treatment of specific medical, psychiatric and other disabling conditions; and in the use of structured, systematic and evidence-based treatment interventions and facilitation techniques to improve patient/client functioning and independence in activities. (Information Literacy, Critical Thinking)
  4. Demonstrate competence to implement the individualized treatment/program plan using appropriate evidence-based treatment interventions and programs to restore, remediate, or rehabilitate patient/client functioning as well as to reduce or eliminate the limitations to participation in the life activities resulting from medical, psychiatric or other disabling conditions. (Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Diversity)
  5. Demonstrate competence in using specific modality/skills and facilitation techniques used as treatment interventions in recreation therapy practice. (Information Literacy, Critical Thinking)
  6. Demonstrate competence to systematically conduct evaluation and research to determine the effectiveness of treatment interventions and programs used to reach patient/client outcomes. (Information Literacy, Critical Thinking)
  7. Demonstrate the basic competencies to manage their practice of recreation therapy. (Information Literacy, Critical Thinking)
  8. Demonstrate competence related to an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, growth/development, psychology, functioning in life activities; and an understanding of health-care services to serve as a foundation for recreation therapy practice. (Foundational Knowledge)