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Welcome, TR students and prospective students!

Therapeutic Recreation (TR) is an exciting and growing field to be part of and to work within. If you enjoy helping people to obtain their best quality of life, then this is an excellent career choice for you!

For those of you who are already pursuing your TR education – congratulations, you are on the right path for a rewarding career! You will graduate with the necessary skills and competencies to practice recreation therapy with excellence. If you are attending a school that has had its curriculum reviewed, you will also be eligible to apply for your designation soon after graduation. 

If you have not received your FREE TRO student membership through your college or university, please ask your instructors if your school has purchased a TRO Education Institution Partnership before you sign-up for our student membership!

Benefits of Student Membership

What makes TR an amazing career?

Read what students studying Recreation Therapy at Niagara College had to say when asked “What do you value about Therapeutic Recreation (TR) as your future career?”

“I love the way helping others makes me feel. It is a profession in which I can enjoy going to work every day!”

“TR is able to reach many populations and has been proven to improve the quality of life of individuals in all aspects of wellness. Regardless of whether it’s in long-term care, with adolescents, children or active healthy adults, TR can be a benefit.”

“As a TR, you are working to improve the quality of someone’s life. To me that is a big role to play and being able to make the connections and build relationships with the individuals you will help is an amazing feeling.”

“Assisting people in achieving a high quality of life through something I am passionate about…Recreation.”

“TR isn’t just a career it is a way of life, a philosophy of well-being.  Long after my career is done, I will still practice the same TR skills I used in my profession.”