Therapeutic Recreation

Suny Cortland

24 months
22650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you strive to help others on a daily basis and want to take part in one of the fastest growing health-related professions, therapeutic recreation is the major for you. You will focus on the use of various leisure activities to improve the quality of life of people with illnesses, disabilities and other limitations. 


Learn from distinguished faculty members looking to help you excel, and you will be well on your way to a successful career.

Special Features

  • You will qualify to sit for the national certification exam to become a certified therapeutic recreation specialist after graduation
  • Graduate program in therapeutic recreation
  • The department is one of the oldest and most highly respected programs in the United States
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty committed to students
  • High employment rate (more than 95 percent) of graduates

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design and Administration of Therapeutic Recreation Services
  • Therapeutic Recreration Process I:Assessment
  • Therapeutic Recreation Process II:Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Therapeutic Recreation Interventions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $65 application fee
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Graduate Admissions Application
  • Official English translation and original college transcript for any transcript not in English
  • Autobiographical Essay
  • Documentation of English proficiency if English is not the applicant's native language
  • International Student Financial Statement and the required documents to verify financial support
  • A photocopy of the biographical page from the applicant's current passport
  • SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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