The Therapeutic Recreation program at Slippery Rock University prepares students to work as professionals in the field of Therapeutic Recreation/ Recreational Therapy. Students in the SRU Therapeutic Recreation program will have an opportunity to work with a variety of clinical populations, engage in experiential learning, and study evidence-based research in the field of therapeutic recreation. Recreational therapists work in a variety of settings, including long term care, addictions treatment, physical rehabilitation, behavioral health, serving at-risk youth, and with people with developmental disabilities.
The Therapeutic Recreation degree program is designed to prepare competent entry-level recreational therapists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Successful completion of Therapeutic Recreation coursework and a 14 week internship results in student eligibility for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) examination and entry-level employment in the Therapeutic Recreation profession.
For more information on the SRU Therapeutic Recreation Program, contact Dr. Deborah Hutchins, Therapeutic Recreation Program Coordinator, at (724) 738-4402 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can learn more about the profession of Therapeutic Recreation at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association's website