Preparing professionals to enhance health, wellness, and quality of life among individuals and communities

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What is Community and Therapeutic Recreation?

Recreation is an essential service to build vibrant communities that foster human connections. These programs and resources provide quality of life and personal growth enhancements for people of all abilities and support healthy lifestyles.

Learn About Our Programs

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Students in the bachelor of science in Recreation and Parks Management program choose from 2 concentrations: Community Recreation and Event Planning and Therapeutic Recreation

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Students in the master of science program in Recreation and Parks Management choose from 2 concentrations: Community Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation

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Accelerated Masters Program

In the accelerated program, students have the opportunity to graduate with a bachelor of science AND master of science degree, within a 5-year time period.

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Years to complete an accelerated B.S. to M.S. program


projected employment Growth of meeting, convention, and event planners FROM 2020 TO 2030 according to U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS


Pass rate for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist exam