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Click above to go to the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification web site

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Concentration: Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation Concentration prepares students to enter therapeutic recreation settings ranging from the community to clinical setting. Upon graduation, students should be eligible to sit for the NCTRC certification. Listed below are several reasons why you might want to consider therapeutic recreation as a course of study:

  • The curriculum is designed to meet the professional standards of NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) and to prepare you to sit for the CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) certification examination.
  • Some career opportunities include working as inclusion specialists at local community facility, as an activity director at a long term care facility, as a worker in a senior center, as a programmer who works with youth at risk, as an activity specialist at a rehabilitation and psychiatric center, and as a leader and director at a year round camp.
  • The concentration is offered at both the main campus and at the CCBC in Catonsville. (Community College of Baltimore at Catonsville), This collaborative program magnifies the ability of the program to deliver a quality program in the Baltimore area. Click here to travel to our CCBC, Catonsville web page.

Curriculum Information

Visit the Curriculum web page to view the curriculum for this program.


FSU Undergraduate Contact: Dr. Robert B. Kauffman
  (301) 687-4474
CCBC Contact: Maureen Dougherty
  (410) 869-1103