Recreational Therapy, also known as Therapeutic Recreation, is a profession that contributes to the broad spectrum of health care through treatment, education, and the provision of adapted recreational opportunities. These areas are instrumental
Students in the Recreational Therapy Program have the option of earning the BS in Recreational Sports Management: Pre-Recreational Therapy/Adaptive Recreation Track, or applying to the Combined 4+1 BS/MS in Recreation and Sports Management: Recreational Therapy Track. For more information about degree options, consult the Program Flow Chart (screen reader-friendly flow chart here). The BS/MS track can be completed on campus or fully online.
Recreationaltherapist in geriatrics (assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, etc.) Recreationaltherapist in community settings (parks and recreation, adult day programs, adapted sports programs, etc.) Recreationaltherapist in mental health (psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, etc.) Recreationaltherapist in physical medicine/rehabilitation Recreationaltherapist in schools, hospitals or correctional facilities
- Recreational therapist for veterans' services
- Private practice