Community and Therapeutic Recreation

School of Health and Human Sciences

Community and Therapeutic Recreation Minor
Required: minimum of 15 semester hours

The CTR minor complements a number of majors, including biology, business administration, communication studies, counseling and educational development, geography, history, hospitality and tourism management, Human Development and Family Studies, kinesiology, political science, psychology, public health, and social work.


All students completing a minor in community and therapeutic recreation must complete the courses as listed below for a total of 9 s.h.

CTR 101 Leisure and American Lifestyles  or  CTR 111 Introduction to Recreation and Parks

CTR 212 Leadership in Recreation and Parks  or  CTR 213 Program Planning in Recreation and Parks

CTR 416 Management in Recreation and Parks


In addition, all students must select 6–9 s.h. from one of the two department concentrations.

Community Recreation and Event Planning

CTR 241 Community Recreation

CTR 342 Recreation Area and Facility Development

CTR 423 Meeting and Event Planning and Management

CTR 429 Special Event Management

CTR 445 Financing Recreation and Parks

CTR 446 Advanced Management Practices in Recreation and Parks

CTR 451/ENT 451/STH 451 Service Management


Therapeutic Recreation

CTR 231 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

CTR 314 Recreation Services with Underrepresented Groups

CTR 332 Clinical Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation

CTR 338 Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation

CTR 433 Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation

CTR 437 Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation

Students interested in declaring a CTR minor can use the online form found at: Undergraduate Major/Minor Changes.  Once a student declares the CTR minor, they should contact the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation ( to be connected with a CTR minor advisor.