The 30-36 semester-hour Master's program in Recreation Therapy is designed for individuals who want to advance their knowledge and skills related to evidence based practice within health care and human services. The curriculum teaches from a conceptual model of health promotion and rehabilitation and maintains a lifespan perspective in three core areas health, disability, and leisure. Based on academic and professional goals, students may develop an area of specialization with guidance from a faculty member (e.g., geriatrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation). Specialized coursework may be used to meet specialization credentialing through National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. View Curriculum.
Students who do not have an academic background in Therapeutic Recreation (TR) may use the program to meet eligibility requirements for the national credentialing examination for recreation therapists. While this graduate program does not require prerequisite courses to qualify for admission, students may be required to take additional courses necessary for national certification. These courses are listed in the coursework section as leveling courses. As an exit requirement, all M.S. students must successfully complete an evidence-based recreation therapy project. View frequently asked questions here.
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