Welcome to Therapeutic Recreation
Eastern Michigan University’s Therapeutic Recreation Program has been in existence since the mid 1970s. Recreational Therapy, simply stated, is a form of treatment which utilizes functional activities to achieve a desired outcome. Through using a patient’s existing skills and interests, Recreational Therapy addresses the goals of the patient in a unique way. Recreational Therapy also focuses on facilitating the development of new skills for daily living and community functioning.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation, students will be qualified to become certified by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
Dr. Dave Thomas