The Ultimate Online Resource for Recreational Therapy

Welcome to Rec Therapy Directory – the comprehensive resource for all things recreational therapy. Find jobs, internships, an interventions library, merch shop, blog, and more

Recreational Therapy News

Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and tips in the recreational therapy industry.

ORTA Internship Supervisor Award Honorees And Winner

Advice for recent graduates from KatherineThe Ohio Recreational Therapy Association (ORTA), in conjunction with The University of Toledo Recreational Therapy Club, co-sponsored ORTA’s first-ever award: Outstanding Recreational Therapy Internship Supervisor for 2020.

Taking the CTRS™ Exam Soon?

Here is a helpful resource page to find study guides, flash cards, and practice tests to help you study for the NCTRC’s certification exam.

5 Pieces of Advice For Every New Recreation Therapy Graduate

Advice for recent graduates from Katherine Darcangelis, creator and owner of What The Rec.

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Recreational Therapy Interventions

We have a diverse and curated list of interventions that will assist and elevate your therapy sessions.

Community Scavenger Hunt

Community Scavenger Hunt

Community Scavenger HuntTreatment Focus: Identification, Teamwork, Problem Solving. Group Size: 1-4 Equipment: ...
Let’s Talk Leisure

Let’s Talk Leisure

Let's Talk LeisureTreatment Focus: Leisure Identification Group Size: 2–10 Equipment: Basic  Time 20-30 ...
Mall Scavenger Hunt

Mall Scavenger Hunt

Mall Scavenger HuntTreatment Focus: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Identification, and Teamwork. Group Size:
Box Road

Box Road

Box RoadTreatment Focus: Role Playing, Modeling, Receptive Listening, Spatial Awareness, and Turn Taking. Group ...

Recreational Therapy Certification and Licensure Information

Need help or have a question about licensure for recreational therapy? The resources on the right should help give you all the clarification you need.

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRS)

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is the premier credentialing organization for the profession of Therapeutic Recreation.

States With Licensure

Currently there are 5 states in the US that require a license to practice Recreational Therapy. Learn more about licesure here.

CTRS Verification

Need to verify that the person you are hiring is a CTRS? Check out NCTRC’s CTRS verification portal.


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