Recreational Therapy Student Awards

The Recreational Therapy Program offers two student awards each year through the College of Health and Human Sciences Awards Ceremony.

2009 Recreational Therapy Leadership and Academic Award Winners
2009 Recreational Therapy Leadership and Academic Award Winners

Leadership in Service

Students eligible for this award are involved in the Recreational Therapy Association as an active member, preferably as an officer.  The student chosen has provided extensive service to community members in the region both within and outside of the classroom.  This student has also demonstrated leadership with his or her fellow students and/ or faculty through organizing service events, providing structure for service learning, or providing guest lectures for classes.  Overall, this student goes above and beyond minimal service and nurtures her or his connection to the practice of the profession.

The Leadership in Service award will typically be awarded to one student each year, though it can be awarded to multiple students.  Students who are eligible for the award must have completed 90 hours by the end of the fall semester and have membership in the student Recreational Therapy Association. The awardee(s) will be selected by the Recreational Therapy faculty in March of the awarding year.  The awards are given during the College Awards Ceremony, typically held in April each year.

Excellence in Scholarship

Students eligible for this award show exceptional engagement with academic material in the discipline and outside of the classroom.  This student also attends conferences and workshops to edify his or her learning while obtaining the recreational therapy degree.  She or he exhibits high academic achievement including multiple citations on the Dean’s List while in the recreational therapy major. 
The Excellence in Scholarship award will typically be awarded to one student each year, though it can be awarded to multiple students.  Students who are eligible for the award must have completed 90 hours by the end of the fall semester and have membership in the student Recreational Therapy Association. The awardee(s) will be selected by the Recreational Therapy faculty in March of the awarding year.  The awards are given during the College Awards Ceremony, typically held in April each year.

 

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