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Therapeutic Recreation Technician

This course allows students to train to work as Therapeutic Recreation Technicians and fulfills the educational hours required for licensure at the TRT level for the State of Utah.

Therapeutic Recreation Technicians work with doctors, therapists and patients to discover and create goal-oriented programs that incorporate motivation, creativity, and physical challenges to encourage behavioral changes, increase social skills, and improve coordination. TR Technicians may specialize in specific populations (such as adolescents, geriatrics, or the handicapped) and specific areas of therapeutic activities.

The ultimate goal for Therapeutic Recreation is to help the patient overcome social, emotional, and physical challenges so they can look forward to a better lifestyle.

Spring 2014 Class Dates:

March 12, 13, 14, 15, 27, 28, 29 and April 9, 10, 11.
Class is held from 8am to 5pm.

Fall 2014 Class Dates:

October 22, 23, 24, 25 November 6 ,7, 8 and November 19, 20, 21
Class is held from 8am to 5pm (Registration begins End of April)


*Students must be present for all above days to complete the training



To register for Credit (HSS 1500-001), go to You will need to pay a $40 application fee if you are not already enrolled at the college.

To register for Non-Credit (CEHS 0500-001), call 801-957-5200.


Tuition Assistance Available: Short Term Intensive Training (STIT) funds may be  available through the State of Utah to students taking non-credit courses.  If funds are available and a student meets eligibility requirements, 50% of tuition for the non-credit course is covered.  Please ask the program coordinator for more details.