• Therapeutic Recreation

    Gain a solid educational foundation in the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes necessary in the field of Therapeutic Recreation

  • Leading to an Associate of Science (AS) degree, the Therapeutic Recreation program will begin accepting new students for Fall 2017; current LaGuardia students may change their major to Therapeutic Recreation beginning in Spring 2017. Therapeutic Recreation provides a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.


    Your advisement team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan
    Learn more at Laguardia.edu/advising.

    Current Students

    Log in to My LaGuardia to contact your Advising Team and discuss changing your major to Therapeutic Recreation. Don’t forget to check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.

    Future Students

    Please reach out to Admissions or the Health Sciences Department if you have any questions about the Therapeutic Recreation major, and find out about visiting LaGuardia.

    Upon successful completion of the Therapeutic Recreation major at LaGuardia, students will be able to:

    • Apply recreation  and  leisure  knowledge,  skills,  and  abilities  to  balance  personal  life  and  career experiences;
    • Apply group dynamics and processes, and the ability to utilize learned leadership techniques and strategies, to enhance the individual’s quality of life through recreation and leisure experiences;
    • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate recreation and leisure activities for diverse populations;
    • Demonstrate effective oral, digital and written communication skills, through the core competencies of Integrative Learning, Global Learning and Inquiry and Problem Solving.

    Students graduating from LaGuardia’s Therapeutic Recreation program with a minimum 2.5 GPA and a grade of at least C in all required program courses and all college-level course pre-requisites will be considered for transfer as a junior to the Therapeutic Recreation program at Lehman College, leading to a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) Degree.

    Explore career possibilities on Career Connect where you can learn about potential positions related to a Therapeutic Recreation degree. 

    Current Students
    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.                                                          


    Future Students
    Review the Therapeutic Recreation Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.

     
    See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.