Therapeutic Recreation Online Graduate Certificate Program

Therapeutic Recreation
Helping People Achieve Well-Being Through Leisure

Improve your knowledge and skills in the dynamic field of therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy.

Therapeutic recreation focuses on leisure and recreation as integral components of optimal health and well-being for individuals with illnesses and disabling conditions. The Therapeutic Recreation Online Graduate Certificate Program will help you achieve a higher level of competence and professionalism in an exciting and growing field.

What is a graduate certificate?

A graduate certificate or advanced certificate is a graduate-level program that consists of courses that help you develop your proficiency in a particular field. 

Who can benefit from the Therapeutic Recreation Online Graduate Certificate Program?

This online program is ideal for:

  • practicing professionals wishing to pursue national certification in therapeutic recreation, but lacking specific academic courses
  • practicing professionals pursuing continuing education
  • graduate students seeking additional course work in an online format
  • professionals with degrees in related fields working in a therapeutic recreation or recreation therapy positions

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The U.S. Education Department's Gainful Employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information to students and prospective students. Gainful Employment programs are defined by the Federal Government as " programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement: Therapeutic Recreation Online Graduate Certificate Program

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Learn More About NCTRC

NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) is the nationally recognized credentialing organization for the profession of therapeutic recreation or recreation therapy. A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist is the most qualified professional to provide programs and services. 

Read about becoming a CTRS (PDF)

Learn more about requirements for national certification at NCTRC.

Learn more about the profile of a CTRS (PDF), including work settings, salary ranges, and types of people served.

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