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Therapeutic Recreation Program

Recreational Therapy 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).

Student Organization

The Student Therapeutic Recreation Organization (STRO) is a recognized campus organization consisting of therapeutic recreation students in the curriculum. General business meetings are held monthly and minimal membership fees are assessed each semester. Goals of the organization include promoting the profession of Therapeutic Recreation, service, social, and fundraising activities. Become a Member through EagleSync.

Therapeutic Recreation Program

David Thomas, Director
363 Marshall Building


Heather SilanderAssistant Professor

Kathryn Bartz - Adjunct Lecturer
Lindsay Charlefour - Adjunct Lecturer
Nicole Cummins - Adjunct Lecturer
Amy Henson - Adjunct Lecturer

Sue BoeveAdjunct Lecturer


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