Therapeutic Recreation Distance & Extended Learning Option

Dear Student,

We are so sorry to have to inform you that Dr. John Cogley has passed away. We have little information to share with you at this time, but we know that this is a great loss.

In the mean time, we have set up the following:
WINTER QUARTER 2023 START: If you have registered for a course beginning winter quarter 2023, please make sure that you have activated your EWU account so that you will have access to our payment system. Once your bill is at a $0 balance, instructions on how to access your course on Canvas will be sent to your EWU email. If you have not received this information, please contact for further assistance.

If you have accessed the Canvas course(s) you will see a message from Diana Thew, CTRS, who is your instructor for winter 2023. You can send Diana messages through the Canvas portal and content is being uploaded into these courses now. If you have questions about how to use Canvas, please contact If you have questions about course content, please message Diana through Canvas.

2022 STUDENTs: We are working on creating a Canvas course so you can submit your coursework. We ask for your patience as we work through this process. Once the Canvas course is created, you will receive an email announcement with instructions on how to view the course. If you have questions or concerns, please email
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these unexpected changes.



We offer distance and extended learning courses to help professionals in therapeutic recreation reach their education goals in the least restrictive environment. In this program, we offer six upper-division courses.  All six are theory-based and deal exclusively with therapeutic recreation content.

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After completing the Registration Form, please submit it to:

Downloadable Forms

Ordering Textbooks

  1. Visit the EWU Eagle Store website
  2. Select your term from the dropdown
  3. Choose RCLS from the department dropdown
  4. Choose your course number from the course dropdown
  5. Choose Cogley from the instructor dropdown
  6. Click Compare Prices on These Course Materials
  7. Add the books you need to your shopping cart
  8. Click on Checkout
  9. Complete the steps to make your purchase

You may pick up your books from the Cheney campus or have them shipped directly to you.


Each 4-credit course costs $576 (this includes the mandatory $4 technology fee).

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Diana Thew

Adjunct Faculty
Recreation & Leisure Services