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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Leisure Counseling

Students may only pursue the certificate program in combination with a CSULB degree program.


Persons holding a bachelor's or master's degree in Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation or a related allied health field (e.g. Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Gerontology, Psychology, Adapted Physical Education, Counseling); two years verified experience in counseling approved by certificate advisor.

Core Requirements

Take all of the following courses:

  • REC 454 Counseling Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 351, 452 or consent of instructor.
  • REC 590 Selected Topics in Recreation (1-3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • COUN 638 Group Counseling (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the MS in Counseling, and/or PPS School Counseling Credential, or School Psychology Program, COUN 510, 513, 515 or equivalent upon approval of instructor.

Additional courses:

Take 3 units which must be taken with approval of certificate advisor .

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