Therapeutic Recreation

Program Description

As a Therapeutic Recreation major, you’ll learn how to work with individuals with disabilities, injuries, or illness in order to help them pursue active, healthy, and independent lifestyles. You’ll help rebuild strength and functionality and work with clients to meet their unique needs. Recreational therapy uses treatments from physical movement activities and aquatics to cooking and horseback riding and work anywhere from hospitals to community and senior living centers.

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation at Regis is to prepare students in therapeutic recreation with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the individual, develop appropriate activity-based interventions and adaptations, and provide inclusive recreation services. Graduates of the BS in Therapeutic Recreation will be prepared to serve and lead within their field of expertise, assisting individuals with special needs in pursuing leisure and recreational activities to improve personal health and well-being.



  • RTH 2XX Foundations of Recreational Therapy
  • RTH 2XX Practicum in RT
  • RTH 2XX Disabling Conditions, Health and Functioning
  • RTH XXX Teaching/Coaching Adapted Physical Activities
  • RTH 3XX Assessment, Planning & Documentation in RT
  • RTH 3XX Intervention & Evaluation in RT
  • RTH 3XX Facilitation Techniques in RT – 1
  • RTH 3XX Facilitation Techniques in RT – 2
  • RTH 3XX Program Planning & Services in RT
  • RTH 3XX Management of Recreation Therapy Programs
  • RTH 4XX Seminar in RT
  • RTH 4XX Internship in RT
  • Program Contact: Cathy Fuller
  • Department Chair, Health and Fitness Studies


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