The Ultimate Online Resource for Recreational Therapy

5 Pieces of Advice For Every New Recreation Therapy Graduate

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

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.

A Reminder of Where We Came From and an Identity for the Future

A history lesson about the field of Recreational Therapy and strategies for growth in the future.

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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 ...

Certification and Licensure Information

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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