The Recreation Therapy program prepares students to become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and/or Recreation Therapist Certified (RTC) who provide therapeutic recreation services and treatment services to people with illnesses or disabilities to enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, and quality of life.
Career Paths in these fields include: (see file – What can I do with a major in Recreation Therapy List)
To see the courses that lead to a B.S. in Recreation Management with an option in Recreation Therapy see the Recreation Therapy Roadmap.
"CSUEB's recreation therapy program was a unique experience for me. The majority of classes offered included both in-class and online options so that students could have the time to gain real world experience in the field. The faculty and staff were always very helpful with any questions we may have and prepared us diligently for our future, such as providing networking opportunities with other professionals at conferences. I would highly recommend this program for aspiring recreation therapists who wish to be able to gain work experience in the field alongside their education."
-Priscilla Ng, Recreation Therapy Student
“This program has helped me discover my passion for helping those in need. The professors and classmates inspire me to reach new heights to provide my clients with the best therapeutic tools.”
-Maura Polk, Recreation Therapy Student