Students who complete the Recreational Therapy emphasis area at Georgia Southern University are qualified to become nationally certified as Recreational Therapists and serve the rehabilitation and recreation needs of individuals in a variety of settings. Recreational Therapy students participate in many experiential opportunities where they observe practitioners in clinical, medical, and community settings as well as participate in disability simulations to gain a greater understanding of the clients they will work with. As a part of their coursework in the RT program, students will complete 200 hours of first-hand experience in RT settings and their academic work will culminate with a 480-hour internship in the RT setting of their choice.
What is Recreational Therapy
Recreational Therapists provide recreation and activity interventions to clients who desire to improve their health and quality of life. Recreational Therapy (RT) is the purposeful use of recreation and activity interventions to improve clients’ functioning in six domains:
- spiritual; and
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Last updated: 7/3/2019