Recreation, Tourism & Therapeutic Recreation Programs
WSU’s Recreation, Tourism & Therapeutic Reaction Department offers 2 majors and 1 minor.
To be admitted to the RTTR program, a student must fulfill one of the following requirements:
- Be admitted to WSU as an entering freshman or transfer student
- Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA as a currently enrolled student
Recreation and Tourism graduates are qualified to obtain entry-level positions in the following settings:
- Nonprofit or voluntary agencies like the YMCA-YWCA and Scouts
- Private settings that require memberships like golf or tennis clubs
- Military recreation
- Commercial or “for-profit” agencies, like theme parks and fitness centers
- Public, corporate, campus or correctional recreation
- Adventure-based outdoor programs and adventure travel/outfitting companies
- Federal programs, like the US Forest Service, National Parks Service and Bureau of Land Management
Review the required courses for the Recreation and Tourism major.
Students who graduate with the Therapeutic Recreation Major are qualified to sit for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) examination.
This certification is valid in the United States and Canada, and employers include:
- Special rehabilitation centers for persons with physical disabilities
- Community recreation programs
- Mental health facilities that treat a variety of psychological impairments
- Nursing homes and retirement centers
- Residential centers that care for persons with developmental disabilities
- Schools, half-way houses, or correctional institutions
Review the required courses for the Therapeutic Recreation major.
A minor is not required, though many students choose to add a minor. These are some minor options that complement the Therapeutic Recreation major:
This is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the RTTR Department.
While a minor is not required for the RTTR programs, many students elect to complete both tracks and/or add an additional minor such as adventure tourism.
View the Adventure Tourism minor required courses.
- Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA)
- International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
- American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)
- The Association of Experiential Education (AEE)
- The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE)
- The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
- Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC)
- National Tour Association (NTA)