The Recreational Therapy concentration (Recreation Administration BS) prepares students to work with individuals with disabilities in hospitals, institutions, parks and recreation programs, rehabilitation centers, and public schools. Recreational therapy specialists are trained in diverse areas (e.g., art, sports, leisure education, and counseling) and assist individuals in making transitions from institutions or schools to community recreation.
This concentration culminates with a 560-hour/14-week internship, a practical work experience with expert supervision. The program fulfills the requirements for licensure in Recreation Therapy established by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). Students will be prepared to sit for national certification exams and can become certified therapeutic recreation specialists (CTRS).