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Therapeutic Recreation

Suny Cortland

12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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Therapeutic recreation, or recreational therapy, is one of the fastest growing health and human services professions. Join your peers on the Therapeutic Recreation program from from Suny Cortland.


Upon successful completion of this Therapeutic Recreation program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and scope of the recreation profession and its associated service delivery systems, and the foundations of the recreation profession in history, theory, science, and philosophy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, document, and evaluate recreation services that facilitate targeted human experiences and outcomes, and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
  • Demonstrate entry-level knowledge about management/administration of recreation services.
  • Demonstrate the sustained ability to apply the recreation process, use diverse, structured ways of thinking to solve problems related to different facets of professional practice, engage in advocacy, and stimulate innovation.

Career Potential

You’ll learn how to help people with disabilities and other differences achieve a state of well-being. 

You’ll also qualify to sit for the national certification exam to become a CTRS. Therapeutic recreation specialists work in clinical settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. 

They also work in community settings such as parks and recreation departments, retirement centers, camps and schools.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Resource Management in Leisure Services
  • Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation
  • Legal Aspects of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services 
  • Fieldwork in Recreation 
  • Leisure Education 
  • Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Campus Recreation Programming and Administration 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications submitted after a deadline may be considered on a space availability basis.


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online Graduate School Application 
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions Office
  • A resume, uploaded as part of online application process
  • A one- or two-page statement of your educational and professional goals, uploaded as part of online application process
  • Names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references, submitted as part of online application process
  • Note: At least one reference must be academic. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cortland

874 - 1904 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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