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Therapeutic Recreation, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Utica, NY, United States
You’re a people person. You’re energetic and feel happiest when you’re on the move. You thrive when you can help others achieve their goals. Therapeutic Recreation may be the major for you at Utica College. 
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One of only a handful of programs in the discipline nationwide, the Therapeutic Recreation major at Utica College combines liberal arts learning with professional training and real-world experiences, helping students develop the in-depth technical and theoretical skills necessary for entry level competence in this growing profession.

Taught by an accomplished faculty with extensive experience in the field, the program prepares students to use recreation to improve or maintain physical, intellectual, emotional, and social functioning and to optimize independence for people with disabilities.

Career Opportunities

Therapeutic Recreation graduates work in a variety of fields, including:
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Mental/ Behavioral Health
  • Nursing Homes and programs serving older adults
  • Residential Care for people with develeopmental
  • disabilities 
  • Youth Programs 
  • Community-based programs for people with and without disabilities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 
  • Leisure and Wellness Education 
  • Program Design & Evaluation 
  • Therapeutic Recreation and Medical Conditions 
  • Assessment and Documentation 
  • Leadership, Analysis and Modification of TR Interventions 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work along with an explanation of the grading system (in English)
  • Tests of English language proficiency
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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