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

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