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:
- Nursing homes and long-term care
- Hospitals and mental health facilities
- Physical rehabilitation and substance abuse rehabilitation
- Residential facilities
- Community recreation programs
Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives
- Demonstrate Understanding of the Practice of Therapeutic Recreation
- Physical therapy
- Special events (coordinator)
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