Students experiencing art therapyRecreation Therapy, B.S.

Are you service-minded, love helping people realize their full potential, and want to unleash your creativity? A Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy might be the perfect degree for you.

Trained from the start to be client-focused, our graduates are fully prepared to help their patients with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities to create and achieve goals in their development. They accomplish this through creative play, interacting with others in social settings, and many other ways.

This degree provides a great deal of background in psychology and human services, along with skills including assessing and evaluating clients and prescribing treatment plans. These skills are useful in a variety of social service fields.

A small, personal program

Indiana Tech is designed for student success by offering small, personal programs that encourage students to get to know each other and their professors well. Creating a culture of teamwork between students, advisors and teachers who share the common goal of a student’s personal success. This level of personal attention and guidance makes Indiana tech stand out and above other universities.

Career opportunities

Not only can an individual with a recreation therapy degree become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and work in the recreation therapy field, but this degree also equips students with skills useful in a variety of fields. Some career opportunities for graduates of the recreation therapy program are:

  • YMCA/YWCA program director
  • Parks & recreation program director
  • Nursing home rehabilitation staff
  • Hospital rehabilitation staff

Earning this degree


This is for students who want a traditional, on-campus college experience.

Accelerated Learning

This degree is included in our 3 to Degree program, where students can earn their degree in just six semesters.

Course Curriculum