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Judith A. Kirkpatrick
Vice President for Academic Affairs

(315) 792-3122

Therapeutic Recreation



Upon successful completion of the therapeutic recreation major, graduates will:
  1. Be able to use recreation and leisure interventions to improve clients’ physical, intellectual and emotional health.
  2. Be able to teach people the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to become more independent in their recreation and leisure.
  3. Be able to provide people with limiting conditions opportunities to engage in organized recreation and leisure.
  4. Be confident and effective in their work as a result of over 100 hours of volunteer work and a fifteen week, 525-600 hour internship.
  5. Meet the criteria necessary to sit for the certification exam given by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), thus enabling them to become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS’).