48 months
19100 USD/year
19100 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Therapeutic Recreation program at Lindenwood University provides a firm foundation of classes and hands-on learning experiences designed to help you develop skills in assessment, planning, programming, leadership, and evaluation.


The coursework and classroom learning experiences prepare you to sit for the CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) credential administered through the NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification).

Earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation

When you pursue a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation at Lindenwood University, you will take courses in subjects like program design and event management, recreation facility design and operation, leisure in contemporary society, plus an internship. The bachelor of science degree requires 72-83 credit hours within the therapeutic recreation field, plus general education core class requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Leisure in Contemporary Society
  • Inclusive and Therapeutic Recreation
  • Processes & Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Professional Issues and Current Trends in Therapeutic Recreation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you attended school within the United States: Have your school send your official transcripts directly to Lindenwood. 
    • If you attended school outside the United States: Please refer to the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) website to view the required documents needed for admission.
    • Standardized Test Score
    • Lindenwood University operates on a holistic, rolling admissions process, meaning that we look beyond test scores and GPA’s to evaluate each applicant on a more personal level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9550 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9550 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Saint Charles

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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