Therapeutic recreation is one of the fastest-growing professions in the nation. Alumni are employed at psychiatric hospitals, physical medicine and rehabilitation centers, assisted-living and long-term care facilities, centers for the developmentally disabled, town and state recreation and parks departments and several governmental and private recreational facilities.
Students that major in therapeutic recreation are eligible for the National Recreation Certification exam. This exam is necessary to become a certified therapeutic recreation specialist.
St. Joseph’s alumni are employed at a variety of sites such as: children and adult psychiatric hospitals, physical medicine and rehabilitation centers (PMR), assisted-living and long-term care facilities, centers for the developmentally disabled, local and state recreation and parks departments, YMCAs, child-care facilities and other governmental, nonprofit and private recreational and leisure service agencies.
Other possible career paths include
certified therapeutic recreation specialist
college recreation instructor
community center director
cruise director of activities
entrepreneur in recreation and leisure businesses
health club owner
home care provider (therapeutic recreation)
industrial recreation specialist
municipal recreation director
prison recreation specialist
program director and assistant
recreation facility manager or therapist
sports director, reporter or marketer