Long Island Therapeutic Recreation Minor

Long Island Therapeutic Recreation Minor

Plan engaging activities. Motivate others. Get ready.

Join our Therapeutic Recreation program and learn new and effective ways to help others nurture their physical, emotional and cognitive health. 

Our dedicated faculty will instruct you on how to design recreational activities that promote a high quality of life for individuals and communities, as well as show you innovative ways to improve leisure-related behaviors. By graduation, you will be a wellness expert, armed with effective tools to design activity-geared interventions to meet the needs of individuals with varying conditions and illnesses.

Help others reach their potential. Be a leader. Get ready to make a difference with a St. Joseph's University Therapeutic Recreation minor.

Syeda Mahwish ’22
Psychology Major with Minors in Therapeutic Recreation and Mindfulness and Contemplative Living 

"The Therapeutic Recreation minor at St. Joseph’s has allowed me to understand the field that I work in better than I have ever understood it before. The passion and advocacy of the professors in the Therapeutic Recreation department helped me understand the value and impact recreation departments have across all settings of healthcare. And, as a psychology major, it made me appreciate the impact recreational activities can have on an individual’s overall mental health."

The Long Island Therapeutic Recreation Minor Experience

Enhance Your Résumé: The Therapeutic Recreation minor complements many majors, including criminal justice, biology, psychology and speech therapy.


Experienced Faculty: Study at our Long Island campus and learn from professors who are experts in their fields.


Career Opportunities: Graduates of our program work in sports centers, resort tourism, as recreational therapists, among other areas.