The Western Illinois University-Quad Cities (WIU-QC) Advantage

WIU RPTA ProgramBecause class sizes are small, students get to know their fellow RPTA-QC students and are able to interact with their instructors on an individual basis. The Student Recreation Association, which all students can join for free, hosts a variety of fun special events and professional activities throughout the fall and spring semesters. The large number of recreation, health and human services agencies in the Quad Cities area means that students have many choices for internship and fieldwork placements locally. There are many scholarships and awards that RPTA-QC students may receive, including 12 dedicated to RPTA majors. As well, Student Recreation Association executive members are eligible for Talent Grant awards. Western Illinois University is the only public university option for undergraduate education in the Quad Cities and Illinois instate tuition, is offered to residents of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri, so being a RPTA major at WIU-QC is a very cost effective way to obtain Bachelors degree that will prepare you to work as a professional at recreation, health and human services agencies.


"I like RPTA because the classes are exciting"
-Greg W.