Imagine a career in which you help others get better and stay healthy by having them do the things they love to do! Recreational Therapy, also know as Therapeutic Recreation, is a profession that contributes to the broad spectrum of health care through treatment, education, and the provision of adapted recreational opportunities--all of which are instrumental to improving and maintaining physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning, preventing secondary health conditions, enhancing independent living skills and overall quality of life.
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*New position posted for an FIU Online Program Internship Coordinator. See the Blog for more information.
*The NEW LEI: 3707 Inclusive Recreation Services Study Abroad class has a new website to provide you with information about the program.
* FIU RT graduate, Jimena Hills, was featured on Univision Noticias where she spoke about RT and working with children with autism.
*Lauren Alfonso, RT MS student, presented on her research, An equine assisted intervention to reduce social anxiety, at this year's ATRA annual conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
* Dr. Alexis McKenney was the recipient for this 2013 FIU Faculty Senate Award for Service.
*The Florida International University Recreational Therapy Program was the 2011 recipient of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Education Excellence Award.
*Dr. Alexis McKenney was a recipient of the 2012 Florida International University Top Scholar Award.