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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
June 18, 2024

Recreational therapy (sometimes called therapeutic recreation) is an expanding field that uses activity-based interventions to help people with physical disabilities, sensory disorders, or mental-health needs fully participate in life. About 17,000 professionals work as recreational therapists,...

student using an adaptive bike
August 31, 2023

Pre-occupational therapy is a mouthful. But it’s actually a pretty easy-to-explain pathway to becoming an occupational therapist. First, let’s talk about what it means to be an occupational therapist.  What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is a kind of...

Alyssa Dalicandro
June 29, 2023

Dalicandro is utilizing internship opportunities as a way to explore different workplace settings and accounting roles. By the start of her sophomore year, she had already completed two internships. Why did you decide to complete multiple internships? Taking internships at various organizations...

June 26, 2023

Dental care is crucial to the role of overall health and wellness. How hard is it to become a dentist? And should you become one? It takes eight years of schooling for most people to become a dentist — four years of undergraduate school and another four for dental school. All that...

Courtney Rickard
June 1, 2023

Rickard spent summer 2022 interning for Orange County Coastkeeper, a nonprofit, clean-water organization in Southern California. What did you do? I worked as a marine restoration intern and helped facilitate our “living shorelines” project. We created an eelgrass and oyster...