Geriatric Recreational Therapy, PBC

The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geriatric Recreational Therapy (GRT) requires 15 semester hours and is designed for the practicing recreational therapist who is interested in specializing in practice with older adults. The certificate will fulfill the requirement for geriatric specialization recently established by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

Application and Admission

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) status or permission of program directors is required for admission. In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a current resume and a professional statement including geriatric recreational therapy goals. Interviews are encouraged for all applicants.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (15 hours)

CTR 630Geriatric Recreational Therapy Practice: Roles and Responsibilities


CTR 631Geriatric Assessment for Therapists


CTR 632Evidence-based Practice in Geriatric Recreational Therapy


GRO 501Seminar: Critical Issues of Aging


GRO 631Planning and Evaluation for Professionals in Aging



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