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.

Interventions 

Easter Rocks

Easter Rocks

Easter Rocks Treatment Focus: Sensory Group Size: 1–2 Equipment: Basic Time 20-30 minutes   Equipment - ...
The Sticky Scavenger Sounds

The Sticky Scavenger Sounds

The Sticky Scavenger Sounds Treatment Focus: Expressive Communication Group Size: 1–4 Equipment: ...
Q-Tip Skeleton

Q-Tip Skeleton

Q-Tip SkeletonTreatment Focus: Cognitive Focus Group Size: 1+ Equipment: Basic Time 15-30 ...
Budgeting 101: Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

Budgeting 101: Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

Budgeting 101: Financial Peace University by Dave RamseyTreatment Focus: Money Management Group Size: ...

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.