Recreation therapists help people live their best lives.
Studying therapeutic recreation will prepare you to assist people with disabilities, illnesses, injuries and other limitations to participate in activities that maximize their potential.
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to assess clients and develop purposeful interventions to help people optimize their physical, cognitive, social and emotional health and wellness.
At Kean, you will learn how to use sports, dance, aquatics, arts and crafts and a host of other programming to promote inclusivity and support the health and well being of your entire community.
At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.
My field experience allowed me to apply the knowledge I learned in the classroom to the workplace, which gave me an advantage when applying for jobs. I'm currently working at the same place where I completed my senior internship."
Recreation therapists have meaningful careers in a variety of settings, helping people maximize independence and engagement in life and leisure as:
- Recreation or activity therapists
- Therapeutic recreation directors
- Mental health specialists
- Youth development counselors
- Inclusion specialists
- Life enrichment coordinators
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