Our degree program provides students with requirements necessary to become nationally certified and licensed in North Carolina. Students in this program learn how to assess client needs, develop and implement individualized treatment plans, and document and evaluate client progress and program effectiveness.
Classroom lessons often incorporate service-learning which gives students hands-on experience in the field while serving the local community. Graduates can enter the workforce as licensed recreational therapists in a variety of settings including rehabilitation hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment centers, mental health facilities, assisted living and memory care units, and community inclusion. Students may also use this degree as a pathway to apply for graduate study in Occupational Therapy.
CTR graduates in Therapeutic Recreation have secured jobs in: