Welcome to the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) emphasis.

TR is a profession where you help people with disabilities, illnesses, and other conditions discover and nurture their passions.  This, in turn, contributes to their living well and flourishing as human beings.

Through leisure, people find meaning and purpose, become healthier, and improve their functioning.

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Declare Your Major in RPLS

Learn how to join the RPLS community.


View program requirements, 4-year plan, and curriculum for Therapeutic Recreation.

National Certification

Students who complete all required coursework and appropriate general education courses can apply to take the national exam for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist.

Therapeutic Recreation Practicum

The practicum is a 9-credit capstone course where you apply what you learned in the classroom to real life settings while supervised by a qualified professional.

Therapeutic Recreation Links

View links to other TR related information.