Recreational Therapy

A broad foundation in recreation, direct experience with people

In addition to core courses in recreation, you will take anatomy and physiology, and a broad set of courses specific to the recreational therapy specialization. Through class projects and field experiences that include a required internship, you will learn to assess individuals' needs, plan and implement specific interventions to meet those needs, and document and evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions.

You'll also be able to join the student-run Recreational Therapy Club, which promotes professional development and personal growth, and participate in faculty research


When you complete your degree, you will be eligible to sit for the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) examination. Whether you are looking to work in acute care facilities, assisted living facilities, developmental learning centers, behavioral health settings, or special education programs in schools, the coaches in the Office of Career Services will be available to help you consider your options.