Department of Parks, Recreation & Hospitality Administration

Recreation & Park Administration Program

Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis

The Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis prepares students for a career as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) working with special populations in clinical and community recreation environments. The specialized TR emphasis prepares students for national certification under guidelines established by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Internship must be completed in last semester after all coursework has been completed.