Top Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Associates degree Programs - 2023

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy programs prepare individuals to plan, organize, and direct recreational activities designed to promote health and well-being for patients who are physically, mentally, or emotionally disabled. Includes instruction in the foundations of therapeutic recreation, leisure education and counseling, program planning, therapeutic recreational modalities, basic anatomy and physiology, psychology, medical terminology, human growth and development, patient observation and evaluation, special needs populations, and professional standards and ethics.

For all the 845 degrees awarded in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy per year, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Out of the 82 students earning degrees at the Associates degree level across the US, 76% percent identify as women and 24% percent identify as men. Though students at schools all over the country study Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, New York has the most graduates. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy is $38,300.

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Top Colleges for Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

If you’re interested in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, then you should consider these top colleges, including Fremont College, CUNY Bronx Community College and CUNY LaGuardia Community College. Fremont College is our best ranked institution for a degree in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy with 26 students graduating with this major annually at the Associates degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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