Learn to use recreation as a way to restore and renew people with a wide range of disabilities.
Calvin's therapeutic recreation program, one of only two such programs offered by Christian colleges in the world, offers cutting-edge knowledge in recreational therapy and health care. The 37-hour program gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in a variety of settings. The program will prepare you for the national certification exam in therapeutic recreation.
Additionally, this program allows students to specialize in child life.
Careers in Therapeutic Recreation
- Acute care hospitals
- Mental health agencies
- Physical rehabilitation hospitals
- Substance recovery programs
- Long-term care facilities
- At-risk youth services
Careers in Child Life
- Pediatric hospitals
- Emergency departments
- Surgical and intensive care units
- Outpatient units
- Hospice care
- Outpatient healthcare facilities
- Doctor's offices
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Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in Therapeutic Recreation as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for:
Professor Robert Keeley talks about the education program.