Comments about Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation - At the institution - Long Beach - CA - California
The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies exists to promote a broader and deeper understanding of the role of leisure and recreation in the lives of all people and to enhance the quality of experiences available to each person. This purpose is expressed in the mission and vision of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. The mission is: Engagement, Participation and Leadership.
Therapeutic recreation has been identified as one of the fastest growing fields of employment. Recreational therapists work in clinical and community settings using recreation as a tool to assist post-injury rehabilitation and to improve quality of life for people with disabilities. State and National Certification in therapeutic recreation is often required for employment in this field; the curriculum of this certificate program prepares students for the California Board of Recreation and Park Certification exam and for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification exam. A baccalaureate degree, which may be awarded concurrently, is required for completion of this certificate program.