• Therapeutic Recreation

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

  • 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. The Therapeutic Recreation program leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree.

  • 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 Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They 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

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.

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    Current Students
    Log in to My LaGuardia 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.

    Prospective Students
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    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

    Degree Map
    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    Therapeutic Recreation Information Sheet

    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.