UW-LaCrosse TR Guide

UW-La Crosse Therapeutic Recreation Majors' Guide to Combining Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life Coursework To Become Eligible for Dual Certification as a CCLS/CTRS

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Recommended Courses for Dual Certification in TR & Child Life:

  • Psych 100 General Psychology (required by TR major)
  • Psych 210 Developmental Psychology
  • Psych 212 Life Span Development (required by TR Major)
  • Psych 280 Cross Cultural Development
  • Psych 304 Abnormal Psychology (required by TR Major)
  • Psych 310 Child Development (required for CL internship at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital)
  • Psych 311 Adolescent Development (required for CL internship at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital)
  • Psych 343 Group Dynamics (required by TR Major)
  • Psych 347 Empathetic Listening Skills (may be offered during J-Term)
  • Psych 401 Behavior Modification: Principles and Application
  • Psych 417 Child and Adolescent Behavior Disorders
  • RTH 400/500 Child Life Theory and Practice(required for CL internship at Ministry Saint Joseph'sChildren's Hospital)
  • RTH 401/501 Child Life Facilitation of Psychosocial Support (required for CL internship at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital)
  • Soc 212 Marriage and Family
  • Soc 420 Health Care and Illness
  • Soc 422 Death, Grief and Bereavement

(When majoring in Therapeutic Recreation a minor in psychology is recommended to prepare for an internship in TR/Child Life and dual-certification in Child Life and Therapeutic Recreation.)

*NOTE: Dual TR/Child Life internships are uncommon, very competitive, and are not guaranteed by UW-L's Therapeutic Recreation Program. A student may need to complete separate internships in Child Life and Therapeutic Recreation under the supervision of certified professionals. After completing a TR internship and receiving your degree, you can pursue a 12-18 week clinical internship in child life without an academic affiliation as an 'independent internship' if a certified supervisor and related pediatric hospital accepts you. A state-by-state list of 'independent' internships in Child Life is provided based on current information in the Child Life Council's Directory of Programs.

 
 
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