The Therapeutic Recreation emphasis prepares competent, entry-level therapeutic recreation
specialists (recreational therapists) with the required knowledge, skills and abilities
needed to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in life activities
for individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions. Students will learn recreation
and activity-based interventions to help improve an individual's physical, emotional,
cognitive, social, spiritual and leisure functioning to enjoy life more fully. The
program prepares students for certification through the National Council for Therapeutic
Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
15 Service-Learning hours working with individuals with special needs.
Provide an opportunity for a make and take arts and crafts project at the City of
LR Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Arts Festival.
TR Interventions courses - hand-on opportunities with a variety of intervention techniques.
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Problem-solving programming for persons with disabilities
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school
code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.