Therapeutic Recreation

The therapeutic recreation program will prepare you to use treatment, education and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions. These individuals will be able to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life.

In the classroom, you’ll build a strong academic foundation through engaging coursework and explore intervention and treatment methods in areas such as animal-assisted therapy, adventure programming and horticulture therapy. You’ll develop the necessary leadership, communication and problem-solving skills needed to be a successful practitioner. And experienced faculty will mentor and work alongside you to make sure that you’re prepared for the national Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) exam.