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 one of the fastest growing fields in the nation with an our 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.