Graduate Certificate Therapeutic Recreation 

Recreation

Department:   Secondary and Middle School Education (K-12 & 6-12)
Chairperson:  Dr. Florah Luseno
Faculty:          Dr. June Price-Shingles 

Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation (CTRS)

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Therapeutic Recreation program is designed to enable individuals to attain the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certificate by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).  Courses completed in the program may be applied towards a master's degree.  The certificate consists of five required courses and one elective course chosen between two courses.

 CTRS Certification (12-18 credit hours)

REC 5000; REC 5280; REC 5300; REC 5320; REC 5430; REC 5440; REC 5500; 1 elective course chosen between two courses. 

General Requirements

Be proficient computer and internet user

Proof of passing the following supportive courses in their bachelor's degree or within five years of entering the certificate program:  (1) Anatomy and physiology, (2) Abnormal psychology, (3) Human Growth and Development across the lifespan or equivalent. 

Specific Requirements

1.  Pass all six courses with a grade of "C" or better.

2.  Proof of passing the supportive courses.

3.  Proof of one year of paid work experience under the supervision of a CTRS (or equivalent as determined by NCTRC) or complete an internship. 

Additional Information About This Program

This certificate is designed to enable students to attain the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist certificate by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation.  For more information about program costs, employment, and other information, click here for gainful employment.