Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program Details

The online Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation program is designed to create a pathway toward certification for Recreation Therapists and will provide students with theoretical and practical backgrounds in recreation and activity-based interventions.  Students learn to assist clients to develop skills, knowledge, and behaviors for daily living and community involvement and will work actively with a client and the family to combine leisure interests and community resources together with therapy, helping the client get the best results.  Graduates are able to use recreation and activity-based interventions to help improve people’s physical, emotional, cognitive, social, spiritual, and leisure functioning so they enjoy life more fully.


  • Requires from 17-18 credits for completion
  • Be enrolled in a UWM undergraduate degree program or hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission