Recreational Therapy Assistant

The Recreational Therapy Assistant curriculum prepares individuals to plan, implement, and document therapeutic recreation interventions, according to national standards of practice. The curriculum emphasizes the use of recreation as treatment designed to (re)habilitate a client’s level of functioning and independence.

Course work includes facilitating adaptive, inclusive and universal activities (ropes courses, creative arts, water sports, etc) and leading or co-leading recreational therapy sessions (social skills, team building, problem solving, leisure education etc.) for people with disabilities and their families.

Graduates should qualify for a LRTA license from the North Carolina Board for Recreational Therapy Licensure. Employment opportunities include group homes, retirement facilities, agencies serving people with developmental disabilities, psychiatric or mental health agencies, and other rehabilitation facilities.

For more information regarding the Recreational Therapy Assistant program, contact Lynda Civils at 252-493-7283 or lcivils@email.pittcc.edu.

Group Homes
Retirement facilities
Agencies serving people with developmental disabilities
Psychiatric or mental health agencies
Rehabilitation Facilities

Survey of Medical Terminology
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Anatomy & Physiology
Intro to Recreational Therapy
Leisure Education
Inclusive Programming
Adapted Activities
Creative Expressive Arts I
Recreational Therapy Psych Lab
Social Skills Lab
Team Building Lab
Community Integration Lab
Recreational Therapy Programming
Recreational Therapy Professionalism
Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Lab
Recreational Therapy Geriatrics Lab
TRE Internship III

Students will gain knowledge and skills related to the Recreational Therapy field.