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Recreational Therapy, one of the fastest growing health care & human service professions, already has more than 30,000 Recreational Therapists in the United States. TR is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions, that are based upon the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and our disabling conditions. The purpose of Recreational Therapy process is to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual functioning of the client, in order to facilitate  his/her full participation in life.

The  National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) provides voluntary certification (CTRS) to individuals who apply and meet established standards for certification, including education, experience and continuing professional development.

Dominican International Institute offers two programs for the training of Recreational Therapists, who generally work within the health care profession at a Physical Therapy Clinic, Hospitals, Outpatient Clinics, Rehabilitation Facilities, Nursing Homes, Hospices, Industrial or Corporate Health Centers, Athletic Facilities, Fitness Centers, Sports Training Facilities, Recreational Facilities, etc.

All programs, including Continuing Education programs are available on-line.Labs & Clinical Training however must be completed at the school and/or at designated facility.Credits earned can be transferred for training in many other professions e.g. Business, Health Care, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences or Language & Cultures. New classes start in January, April, July and October.  Accelerated programs, credits for previous studies, scholarships, student loans and easy monthly payment facilities are available. Additional, non-credit courses, can be had for $5.00 per hour, based on availability. Please refer to DII school catalog or contact the Registrar for more information.

Trimester 1-4 (1 year)
19 Courses = 855 clock hours
Tuition: $7,850.00
The 8-hours CPR & First Aid course is mandatory
cost is included in the tuition
Trimester 1-8  (2-years) 
Courses = 1,745 clock hours
Tuition: $15,750.00

  Code Topic Hrs.     Code Topic Hrs.
  ENG-101 English Composition -1 45     RTP-113 Leisure Throughout Lifespan 45
  MED101 Introduction to Healthcare 45     RTP114 Leisure Lifestyle Development 45
  RTP-101 Introduction to Recreation Therapy 45     RTP-202 Concepts of Recreational Therapy 45
  RTP-102 Medical Terminology 45     RTP-203 Practice Settings for Rec. Therapy 45
  MAT101 Math & Algebra 45     RTP-204 Assessment Modules for Rec Th 45

  Code Topic Hrs.     Code Topic Hrs.
  ENG-102 English Composition-2 45     PSY-215 Psychology & Mental H. ofElderly 45
  RTP-105 Human Anatomy & Physiology-1 45     RTP-206 Progress Report & Documentation 45
  PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 45     RTP-207 Life Care Planning 45
  RTP-103 Human Growth & Development 45     RTP-208 Concept of Interdisciplinary Team 30

  Code Topic Hrs.     Code Topic Hrs.
  RTP-205 Human Anatomy & Physiology-2 45     RTP-209 Information System in Rec. Therapy 45
  SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 45     RTP-211 Kinesiology 45
  CUL-101 Multicultural Studies 45     RTP-106 Health Assessment & Physical Exam 45
  SPA-101 Spanish As Second Language 45     MED-107 Health & Nutrition 45
  RTP-110 Theories of Play, Recreation, Leisure 45     BUS-101 Introduction to Business 45

  Code Topic Hrs.     Code Topic Hrs.
  RTP-111 Social Psychological Aspect of RT 45     BUS-218 Public Relations 45
  RTP-201 Legal Issue impacting Rec.Therapy 45     RTP-215 Patient Advocacy 45
  RTP-104 Medical Professional Ethics 45     RTP-218 Pathophysiology 45
  RTP-115 RT Intervention Module 45     RTP-290 Research in Recreational Therapy  
    Clinical Training 50       Clinical Training 150

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