Degree Completion Agreements

Articulation for
Moraine Valley Community College AAS in Recreation Therapy
Chicago State University Bachelor of Science in Recreation
Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis

Moraine Valley Community College
Associate in Applied Science in Recreation Therapy
62 semester hours

Required Courses:

The following courses are required in order to earn the A.A.S. in Recreation Management at
Moraine Valley Community College.


Credit Hours


BIO-115 4 Anatomy and Physiology
COM-101 3 Composition I
COM-102 3 Composition II
COM-103 3 Speech Fundamentals
MTH-120 3 General Education Mathematics
PSY-101 3 Introduction to Psychology
SOC-101 3 Introduction to Sociology
HUM/FA 3 Select 3 credits from Humanities/Fine Arts
REC-101 3 Recreation and Wellness Professions
REC-102 3 Older Adult Recreation and Wellness
THR-150 3 Recreation Therapy Techniques I
THR-152 3 Recreation Therapy Techniques II
REC-180 3 Perceptual Motor Development
REC-182 3 Recreation for Special Populations
REC-201 3 Activity Leadership
REC-205 3 Professional Issues
THR-233 3 Recreation Therapy Practicum
THR-237 1 Recreation Therapy Seminar
9 Select 9 hours of electives from: PEH-160, PEH-170, PEH-190, PSY-104, PSY-205, SPA-101, SPA-102

Total: 62 semester hours

In addition to the curriculum indicated above, students must meet the graduation requirements
as indicated in the Moraine Valley Community College catalog.


Bridge Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students wishing to transfer to Chicago State University
to pursue the Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation may complete an additional 4 semester
hours selected from the following prior to admission to CSU:


Credit Hours


___-___ 8 Foreign Language: Two course sequence in one language
BIO-112 4 General Biology II
PSC-110 3 American National Government
REC-120 3 Recreation Programming (REC200 at CSU)

Total: Not to exceed 4 semester hours at Moraine Valley

Students may also waive PE/REC 236 at Chicago State University if they have a current
Water Safety Instructor Card from ARC or a Lifeguard Certificate. Students may also waive
HS 157 if they have a current CPR card.

NOTE: No more than a total of 66 semester hours will be accepted in transfer to CSU.
Students should apply to Chicago State University approximately one year in advance of
the term of intended admission.