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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) – organization responsible for awarding the profession’s certification credential.

American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)ATRA logo – national professional membership organization.

Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association (MTRA)MTRA logo

Students are encouraged to join the Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association (MTRA). There is no cost to join and a membership is good for one calendar year. Student members can attend the state conference for a reduced rate; network with practicing professionals; apply for a scholarship; access information on agencies that provide practicums; and view posted job announcements. The website is

Therapeutic Recreation Directory

Comprehensive website containing information on the profession:

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Recreational Therapists website contains an overview of the profession in terms of job outlook, pay, working conditions, and educational requirements.  

I Am A Recreational Therapist