College of Health and Human Services

Master of Arts in Recreation & Leisure Studies

Program EMPHASES:
   Recreation Administration (Available 100% ONLINE)
   Recreation Therapy (CTRS Certification ELIGIBILITY OPTION)

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In accordance with its mission to provide quality education, all required courses for the
Online MA Program in Recreation Administration are Quality Matters (QM) certified.

EMPHASIS: RECREATION ADMINISTRATION (AVAILABLE 100% ONLINE)

The MA in Recreation & Leisure with an emphasis in Recreation Administration prepares students for advanced careers in the field of Parks, Recreation, and Sports. Through a combination of online course instruction students will develop an understanding of the recreation field and its diverse areas of specialization, as well as, acquire the administrative and management skills to lead and direct public, private nonprofit, campus and commercial recreation and sport agencies.

Current students enrolled in the MA in Recreation & Leisure with an emphasis in Recreation Administration come from a variety of backgrounds such as directly from baccalaureate study or employment in public, private nonprofit, campus, and commercial recreation, as well as sports programming and collegiate coaching.

The MA in Recreation & Leisure with an emphasis in Recreation Administration can be completed in 30 hours over the course of three semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer) when completing an internship capstone experience. The program also offers a Scholarly Project or Thesis capstone option. Students seeking to complete a Scholarly Project can complete the program in four semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer & Fall). Students seeking to complete a Thesis should expect to engage in one year of academic study and up to one year of Thesis preparation, research and defense.

NO PREREQUISITE UNDERGRADUATE COURSEWORK REQUIRED. 
ALL INDIVIDUALS WITH AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE ARE WELCOME TO APPLY.

EMPHASIS: RECREATION THERAPY

The MA in Recreation & Leisure with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy can be completed in 47 hours over the course of two academic years, including summer enrollment. The program is delivered in a blended (on-campus/web-based classroom) format requiring 26 credit hours of traditional (on-campus) classroom instruction, 15 credit hours of online course instruction, and a 14-week/560-hour internship. Candidates successfully completing the MA in Recreation & Leisure with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy are eligible to apply for the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification exam administered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)

Current students enrolled in the MA in Recreation & Leisure with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy come from a variety of backgrounds such as directly from baccalaureate study or employment in rehabilitation, health care, or other specialized professions serving individuals with disabilities.

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK IN MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY,
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN SERVICES
IS RECOMMENDED BUT CAN BE COMPLETED CONCURRENTLY WITH GRADUATE COURSEWORK.

ALL INDIVIDUALS WITH AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE ARE WELCOME TO APPLY.

 

ADMISSION

Candidates interested in enrolling in graduate study at the University of Toledo must meet the general acceptance requirements of the University of Toledo’s College of Graduate Studies, the College of Health & Human Services, and the Division of Recreation & Recreation Therapy’s MA program.

Entrance Qualifications into the Division of Recreation & Recreation Therapy’s MA program include:

A minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA for all previous college/university coursework.

Note:   Applicants with less than a 2.70 cumulative GPA on previous college/university coursework are required to forward results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Only GRE report scores completed within the last 5 years will be accepted by the University of Toledo’s College of Graduate Studies and the College of Health & Human Services. GRE results should be submitted using the following: General Test Institution Code 1845

Minimum GRE scores required for admission into the Division of Recreation & Recreation Therapy’s MA program are: 144 Verbal, 144 Quantitative, and 3.5 Analytical Writing

Students interested in applying to the Division of Recreation & Recreation Therapy’s MA program can submit application materials at http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/

UPON SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION MATERIALS TO THE COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES PLEASE CONTACT DR. ERIC LONGSDORF, GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AT eric.longsdorf@utoledo.edu AND INFORM HIM WHETHER YOU WILL BE COMPLETING THE EMPHASIS IN RECREATION ADMINISTRATION OR THE EMPHASIS IN RECREATION THERAPY.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONTACT DR. LONGSDORF TO ENSURE PROPER ENROLLMENT SEQUENCING FOR YOUR SELECTED EMPHASIS. NOT ADHERING TO REQUIRED COURSE SEQUENCING MAY LEAD TO THE NEED TO TAKE ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS TO MAINTAIN STUDENT ENROLLMENT STATUS, IMPACTS TO FINANCIAL AID, AND/OR DELAYS IN ANTICIPATED GRADUATION. 

 

Last Updated: 3/1/18