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Overview for Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

A program that prepares individuals to plan, organize, and direct recreational activities designed to promote health and well-being for patients who are physically, mentally, or emotionally disabled. Includes instruction in the foundations of therapeutic recreation, leisure education and counseling, program planning, therapeutic recreational modalities, basic anatomy and physiology, psychology, medical terminology, human growth and development, patient observation and evaluation, special needs populations, and professional standards and ethics.

Careers for Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Majors

A major in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Top 35 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, LA
Moderately Selective$9,892 
Benedict College
Columbia, SC
Open Admissions$15,590 
Utica College
Utica, NY
Less Selective$27,284 
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Indiana Institute of Technology
Fort Wayne, IN
Less Selective$21,400 
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, WI
Moderately Selective$15,082 
College of Mount St. Joseph
Cincinnati, OH
Less Selective$22,800 
Alderson Broaddus College
Philippi, WV
Less Selective$21,654 
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Hannibal-Lagrange College
Hannibal, MO
Less Selective$15,530 
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Moderately Selective$13,927 
Ashland University
Ashland, OH
Less Selective$25,646 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.