Recreation - B.S. (Therapeutic Recreation)

Therapeutic recreation, often called recreation therapy, is a health care profession that utilizes recreation and activities to improve health and well-being.

A bachelor’s degree or higher in therapeutic recreation is required for eligibility to take the certification exam. The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) certifies as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) any candidate who successfully completes the exam and all other requirements.

Therapeutic recreation specialists work in a variety of settings such as:

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