Long Island Therapeutic Recreation Major

Long Island Therapeutic Recreation Major

Make a difference in your community. Learn about wellness. Get ready.

Learn how to develop creative activities to improve an individual’s physical, cognitive and emotional health with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from our Long Island campus.

Our innovative programming teaches students the organization, leadership, resourcefulness and communication skills needed to make a positive impact on patients and help them enjoy high-quality lives. The reach of your practice will be endless. Graduates of our program are well-equipped to design activity-geared interventions to meet the needs of individuals with varying conditions and illnesses.

Get ready to join this growing field with a therapeutic recreation degree.

Melissa NewmanMelissa Newman ’23
Therapeutic Recreation Major, with a Psychology Minor 

"The therapeutic recreation program is playing a huge role in setting me up for my future. Due to the amazing professors, I feel extremely prepared to start my career after graduation. Having a relationship with the professors helps me make more opportunities and my classes help me develop the skills I need to start my career. My main goal in life is to help people live a better quality of life. This will be fulfilled because of this department."

The Long Island Therapeutic Recreation Major Experience

Enhance Your Résumé: Our therapeutic recreation major pairs well with such minors as psychology, speech therapy, biology and criminal justice.


Internship Experience: Therapeutic recreation students learn through impactful, hands-on experiences and internships, giving students the chance to apply knowledge gained in class to real-world experiences.


One of a Kind Education: St. Joseph's University is one of only two schools in the tri-state area to offer a therapeutic recreation major.