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Therapeutic Recreation (MS)
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  • About Therapeutic Recreation (MS)


    The Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation is a comprehensive program of study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the multifaceted field of therapeutic recreation. Our dual track curriculum serves two kinds of the students, the certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS) seeking advanced training in therapeutic recreation as well as the student who wants to enter the therapeutic recreation profession by completing his or her masters degree. All students completing a masters at UW-L meet all criteria for sitting for the national therapeutic recreation examination.

    jenny_older_adultPlease visit the websites that introduce you to the therapeutic recreation program, our graduate faculty, and the opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, then contact me at 608-785-8214 or  with additional questions.

    Thank you for your interest,

    Jearold Holland, Ph.D.
    Graduate Program Director
    2052 Health Science Center
    Phone: (608) 785-8214

    The program is excellent and prepares you for working in any population as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. The professors are very knowledgeable and often went above and beyond to help me.

    Angelica Granger, class of 2009