Recreation therapy is a rehabilitation and healthcare profession that assists patients of all ages using recreation to improve or maintain physical, mental, and /or social functioning to assist individuals in leading a full and satisfying life.


What Services Does Recreation Therapy Provide?

  • Recreation TherapyAAHPERD fitness test
  • Exercise Challenge
  • Leisure Knowledge Assessment
  • Fitness Knowledge Assessment
  • Aerobic training
  • Sports counseling
  • Leisure education
  • Fitness education

Learn how recreation therapy can benefit children.



Clinical Trials

For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.

Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 6 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to more than 300 active clinical trials
  • 121-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders