Program Coordinator: Charles Kelly, 860.738.6353
Graduates of this program are qualified to work as Therapeutic Recreation Directors under Connecticut State Regulations. Employment opportunities in the Therapeutic Recreation field have been growing at a steady pace over recent years. Connecticut State Law requires extended care facilities to employ one full-time Recreational Therapist for each 60 beds in the facility. This, along with the steady growth of facilities of this type in the state, has created many jobs for qualified Recreational Therapists. Students learn valuable competencies through experiential learning opportunities, such as class projects and fieldwork. Many graduates of this program elect to continue on to pursue an Associate Degree. All courses taken in the certificate program apply toward the Associate Degree.
Note: A minimum grade of “C” is required in all RLS* courses.