Therapeutic Recreation

The undergraduate curriculum for the Therapeutic Recreation program prepares students for applied leadership positions with clinical and community agencies providing a wide variety of health care services. Typical employment agencies include long-term care facilities, residential treatment institutions, hospitals, community centers, outdoor adventure camps, senior centers and retirement complexes, wilderness camp facilities, juvenile detention centers, universities, community-based inclusion programs, Paralympic and Special Olympics, and drug and alcohol treatment centers. The Therapeutic Recreation program provides a firm foundation of classes and hands-on learning experiences designed to help students develop skills in assessment, planning, programming, leadership, and evaluation. The coursework and classroom learning experiences prepare students to sit for the CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) credential administered through the NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification).