Doing something stimulating and joyful makes a world of difference for someone in a wheelchair or suffering from illness. You'll learn how to use movement, art, and other activities to engage people in their own healing and quality of life. This growing field is gaining respect and practitioners of all ages.
What you'll study
Recreational therapy has grounded interventions and techniques that you'll want to master. From anatomy to program planning, the curriculum emphasizes clinical interventions that assist individuals with illnesses or disabling conditions in improving their physical and emotional well-being. You'll also choose a concentration centered on children, adults, or management.
How you'll learn more
NSU's health care facilities and range of coursework are augmented by caring professors who are experts in biology, psychology, and human services. Two field placements provide the direct experience you need to enter the workforce and become proficient in caring for distinct communities. Taking certain courses online gives you freedom to complete the recreational therapy degree on your own terms.
Where it can take you
Therapy changes lives. As a professional, you will gain credentials as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and improve your chances of working in your preferred community. Common settings include schools and centers for young children, the disabled, and the elderly.