Revised-30: Therapeutic Recreation A.S. and Certificate Programs

The Therapeutic Recreation A.S. degree program enable students to meet state standards to work in chronic and convalescent nursing homes and other facilities with nursing supervision. The program of study includes the Therapeutic Recreation studies courses as well as the general educational courses in order to receive the Associate��_�s Degree. If a student does not want to pursue an Associate's Degree and complete the general education courses, then that student can receive a Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Both the Therapeutic Recreation A.S. degree and the Therapeutic Recreation Certification contain the same therapeutic recreation courses.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Other Material Types:
Reference Material
Manchester Community College
Project Name:
Connecticut Health and Life Sciences Career Initiative (HL-SCI)
Funding Source:
Therapeutic recreation, physical, social, health care, college faculty, students

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
The Connecticut Health & Life Sciences TAACCCT consortium engaged statewide and local employers to help shape and implement this grant. This included a review of proposed curricula and recommendations for program structure that reflects the health care and Science sectors in the State of Connecticut. The consortium also engaged advisory boards at each member college to solicit input and recommendations for this initiative.
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health-related Knowledge and Skills (34)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
4 semesters
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
This product developed by the HL-SCI Consortium has been reviewed by multiple parties to ensure quality, replicability, and compliance with grant and statutory requirements. Individuals and organizations involved in the review process include some or all of the following: the author, project director, each program's departmental leadership, each college��_�s curriculum review board (for curricular materials), each college's Senate, a state-level education board, an accrediting organization (for degree programs), advisory boards, and local industry partners, and in all cases, the third-party review coordinator.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
Course Note:
These materials are associated with Manchester Community College's Therapeutic Recreation Associate's Degree program and Therapeutic Recreation Certification program.


Copyright / Licensing

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Creative Commons License
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