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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RECREATION ADMINISTRATION

Therapeutic Recreation
Therapeutic Recreation Option B.A. /M.S. in Occupational Therapy


The Therapeutic Recreation option prepares students to work as recreation therapists with individuals with illnesses or disabilities to promote improved functioning and independence and encourage maximum wellness through a healthy leisure lifestyle. Recreation therapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, psychiatric and substance-abuse units, rehabilitation programs, assisted living facilities, adult day-care programs, schools and community-based agencies. The Therapeutic Recreation option is an approved entry-level degree for a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.


Therapeutic Recreation majors are required to have two field experiences, including a 480-hour internship with a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Students graduating with the option in Therapeutic Recreation will be eligible to take Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Exam as administered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

 

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See Resources page for guidesheet.

 

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Related:

Therapeutic Recreation/M.S. in Occupational Therapy

Community Recreation

Commercial Recreation

 

 

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