The University of Toledo is the only institution in Ohio where you can earn a bachelor’s degree in recreation therapy.
The University of Toledo offers the only accredited recreation therapy program in Ohio. Our program was named the "Best Value Parks and Recreation Degree Program" by College Values Online 2016.
Recreation therapists design and implement treatment programs and recreation services to help people with illnesses or disabling conditions live healthier, more satisfying and independent lives. They work with people who are mentally, physically and emotionally disabled.
UToledo students explore the therapeutic value of recreation and leisure activities, from sports to arts and crafts.
Undergraduates start as pre-recreation therapy majors and apply to begin the professional sequence during their sophomore years. Admission is competitive. UToledo is one of the few institutions to provide clinical learning experiences before a student's internship.
University of Toledo undergraduates must complete one or more of the following tracks:
Our recreation therapy program has a 98% job placement rate. Graduates find rewarding opportunities in the growing field of home health care and in:
Many UT students also go on to graduate school. They have been admitted to:
"The recreation therapy program gave me the opportunity to gain amazing clinical and internship experience that has prepared me for my future career, and has improved my skills and abilities. The courses and field work have instilled within me the passion and commitment to improving the lives of others. Both the program and professors were helpful and encouraging throughout my experience, and I am thankful for everything I've learned."
Devin Goodrich, '15
"Every class, professor and classmate in UToledo's recreation therapy program contributed to my preparation and professional development. I couldn't have asked for a better environment from which to begin my lifelong journey."
Jessica Perry, '15
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