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 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 putting together treatment plans. These skills could be useful in a variety of social service fields.

A small, personal program

Students are set up to succeed at Indiana Tech. Because we have a small, personal program, students get to know each other and their professors well. This creates an understanding between each student, their advisor, and their personal goals. They get a level of personal attention and guidance that is rare at many schools.

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 many 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