Recreational Therapy at Temple University

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Our Commitment to Evidence-Based Research and Practice

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University is committed to the advancement of the Recreational Therapy profession through the translation of knowledge to students, practitioners, health care administrators, and policy makers. To this end, we are currently seeking…

  1. Recreational Therapy professors who are interested in conducting systematic reviews, with or without the assistance of students, on specific topics relevant to the scope of Recreational Therapy practice.
  2. Recreational Therapy research summaries conducted by students (mentored by Recreational Therapy faculty) for publication on this site to spur further research in the field.

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Mission Statement

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University conducts cutting-edge basic and applied research and provides nationally-recognized academic education and service aimed at enhancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities or at-risk for long-term disabilities to live full, satisfying, active, and meaningful lives in the community. The overall mission of our program is to become a world-class academic and research unit committed to advancing the role of play, recreation, and leisure opportunities in active living, health and life-quality promotion, and rehabilitation and disease prevention for diverse groups, especially those with chronic illnesses and disabilities across the lifespan.

Why Choose Temple?

Temple’s RT program within the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences is highly regarded nationally for excellence in teaching and research. Faculty are established leaders in advancing RT as a health and human service discipline and have been recognized with numerous professional awards. Our pass rate for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) exam to become a nationally certified recreational therapist is consistently above the national average. Because of Temple’s outstanding reputation for quality, RT students do very well in both internship and employment opportunities. Another good reason to choose Temple is “location, location, location.” The metropolitan Philadelphia area offers students a “living classroom” comprised of many diverse health care and human services agencies. Students affiliate with agencies for course projects, internship placements, and career-related paid employment.