Inclusive Recreation, Minor

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The undergraduate minor in inclusive recreation requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including at least 12 s.h. taken at the University of Iowa in courses offered by the Department of Health and Human Physiology. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/non-pass.

Students who earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in therapeutic recreation, either the inclusive recreation track or National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) track, may not earn the minor in inclusive recreation. No more than 6 s.h. of courses counting toward this minor may also count toward another major, minor, or certificate.

For the minor, students complete required courses that focus on various populations and interventions to promote inclusive recreation and participation in leisure.

The minor in inclusive recreation requires the following coursework.

Foundational Courses

Course # Title Hours
All of these:
TR:1070Perspectives on Leisure and Play3
TR:2160Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation3
TR:3261Inclusive Recreation3


Students choose at least two courses (6 s.h.) from the "Diverse Population Electives" and/or "Recreation Electives" that align with their interests.

Course # Title Hours
At least two of these (6 s.h.):
Diverse Populations Electives
HHP:2130Human Development Through the Life Span3
DST:1101Introduction to Disability Studies3
TR:1800/ASP:1800/CSD:1800/NURS:1800/SSW:1800Aging Matters: Introduction to Gerontology3
TR:2077Introduction to Child Life3
TR:3162Therapeutic Recreation: Clientele3
TR:3300Animal-Assisted Interventions in the Helping Professions3
Recreation Electives
TR:2061Recreation Leadership and Programming3
TR:3262Therapeutic Recreation Administration3
TR:4197/DST:4198Therapeutic Recreation: Experiences in Adaptive and Inclusive Sports3
ABRD:3712Child Life Experiential Learning Program3