Recreation Therapy (RT) Concentration


Welcome to RT! In the Recreation Therapy Concentration, students take courses that provide them with the skills necessary to work within a broad spectrum of health care by improving and maintaining physical, cognitive, emotional and social functions, preventing secondary health conditions, enhancing independent living skills, and improving the overall quality of life. Recreation Therapy uses treatment (recreational therapy-RT, education, and recreational opportunities) to achieve its goals. RT uses a variety of interventions to treat physical, social, cognitive and emotional conditions associated with illness, injury, or chronic disability. Professionals with this degree can work in public settings (e.g., city park and recreation departments), private-clinical settings (e.g., for-profit hospitals and clinics with people who may be recovering from a stroke or an acquired disability as a result of an accident), and non-profit settings (e.g., community-based non-profits which match people with and without disabilities for boating trips in the San Francisco Bay). Students in this concentration take courses in Recreation Therapy principles and practices, Recreation Therapy and Persons with Emotional Cognitive Disabilities, and Recreation Therapy and Gerontology.

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Recreation Therapy Faculty

For faculty office hours, please use the "Contact Us" tab above.

Recreation Therapy Coordinator:
Dr. Hoffman joined the RPTA faculty in 2013 and has grown the Recreation Therapy program into one of the largest on the west coast. 

Full-Time Recreation Therapy Faculty:

Recreation Therapy Lecturers:
Lecturers in Recreation Therapy bring a wealth of information and experience. These practitioners work in regional clinics and professional settings and bring their skills and talents to students in the classroom.

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