Sep 24, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

Therapeutic Recreation Certificate


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This program prepares students to work as Therapeutic Recreation Directors under Connecticut State Regulations. With a steadily growing health care field, employment opportunities for Therapeutic Recreation Directors continue to increase. Students can pursue opportunities working with a variety of populations including Alzheimer’s and dementia, autism, short-term rehabilitation, home care and individuals with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. For more information, contact Kim Shea, Program Coordinator at (203) 285-2116 or e-mail at (kshea@gatewayct.edu).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose, service goals and outcomes of the therapeutic recreation profession
  • Identify and analyze the skills necessary to provide appropriate interventions to individuals with special needs
  • Demonstrate ability to write measurable goals and behavioral objectives for individuals with special needs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills needed for professional documentation
  • Evaluate the different models for program delivery and recognize their strengths and weaknesses in relation to working with diverse populations with special needs

Total Semester Credits: 9


Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 9


Total Program Credits: 18


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