Recreational therapy contributes to the broad spectrum of healthcare through treatment, education and the provision of structured recreational opportunities. These factors are instrumental to improving and maintaining physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning; preventing secondary health conditions; enhancing independent living skills; and improving overall quality of life. Recreational therapists help people get better and experience healthy recreation and leisure activities by guiding them through goal-oriented, structured recreation activities.

Faculty and Research

Programs in Recreational Therapy are housed in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Learn more about faculty and research opportunities.