Regardless of your undergraduate major — anything from art to English to the natural sciences — you can pursue our 34-credit master’s degree. Our M.S. degree has three concentrations: Management, Environmental and Outdoor Education, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Learn about supervision, marketing, event planning and project management as they relate to creating memorable recreation experiences. Plus, build professional skills in areas such as managerial communication, negotiation and leading change.
Online or on campus, the M.S. degree’s concentration in therapeutic recreation prepares you to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist® (CTRS).
Therapeutic recreation is one of the fastest growing health and human services professions, where graduates can pursue a careers provides a powerful sense of purpose. CNN Money listed it as one of the 10 best jobs to save the world and Forbes chose it as one of the top 25 meaningful college majors.
From outdoor leadership to camp management to environmental awareness, our program covers every dimension of outdoor education. Numerous opportunities for practical experience complement our curriculum.
This online program offers graduate-level training comprised of six, three-credit courses that include one general recreation theory course and five content courses structured around the requirements for national certification.
This program allows you to take all six courses to earn a certificate, apply those courses to a full master's program, if desired, or fulfill continuing education requirements.