The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) in recreational therapy that provides the necessary knowledge and skills to practice as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) in a wide range of treatment settings, including physical rehabilitation, mental health, geriatrics, adolescent treatment, adjudicated youth, home-based care, and some community programs.
The program stresses the development of programming, leadership, and management skills in recreational therapy. Experiential education and leadership opportunities are major parts of the program. Students participate in internships, conducted under the on-site supervision of a CTRS as well as a CTRS faculty member at Indiana State University.
The department has its own student organizations, KRS Club. In addition, the Nonprofit Leadership Student Association focuses on students with an interest in the nonprofit sector.
Upon graduation, students qualify for the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Examination.
Graduates work primarily in treatment settings as Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS). CTRS are part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team, assessing clients/patients, developing individualized treatment plans, applying a variety of recreation and leisure oriented interventions, and helping clients/patients make a successful transition back to their homes and community.
The department supports each student's pursuit of a career by encouraging attendance at conferences and workshops where they have the opportunity to meet practitioners in their chosen field.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport offers a variety of scholarships.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.