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Therapeutic Recreation Program

The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) curriculum at Longwood University has been accredited since 1982 and is a stand alone program of study. The TR program has continued to maintain accreditation status and recently (2012) celebrated its 30th year of accreditation. Students graduating from the program receive a Bachelor's of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Students receive a quality education that reflects distinguished academic preparation through experiential opportunities on campus and in the community. Rigorous coursework, small class sizes and two internships are designed to prepare and deliver qualified entry-level therapeutic recreation professionals. After completing most coursework, students are academically eligible to register and sit for the NCTRC certification exam.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Outcome 1:
    Identify the meaning of therapeutic recreation and the current practices and philosophies of the profession.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    Philosophical paper - 100% of students will score an 80% or better. This paper is assessed by rubric.
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    100% of students got an 80% or better on the paper. The faculty will continue to monitor this performance level to determine whether or not the rubric/paper needs to be revised.
  • Outcome 2:
    Design and implement intervention strategies for groups and individual sessions.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    Intervention sessions – students assessed for practice session or Session I using Rubric. Graded students using a different Rubric for the second speaking session - 70% of students will score a 40 or above in all of the content areas
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    100% of students are scoring at 40 or above on all content. During session I or the practice session feedback was given to students in how to improve for the second session. The first session students scored poorly on transitioning and summarizing. Faculty will spend more time on helping them understand how to transition thought and questions, and the importance of processing an activity or intervention. Faculty have also identified that students are needing more speaking opportunities in the curriculum and have decided to add oral presentations in freshman and sophomore level courses.
  • Outcome 3:
    Understand and apply the fundamental principles and procedures of management, within the practice areas of the recreation practitioner and TR specialist.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    Written Plan of Operation Assignment – assessed by Rubric - 80% will score an 80% or higher on the WPO.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    91% of students scored an 80% or higher. Students spent an entire class period writing departmental goals and objectives which helped to improve in this area.Monitor rubric for RECR 410 to see if updating the WPO rubric helps with the NCTRC Prometric data. Areas for improvement continue to be writing realistic TR program evaluation plans. Evaluation plans are too brief.
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  N/A