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Recreation Therapy

RPA offers the only Recreation Therapy degree program in Kentucky, and the curriculum meets all the requirements for students to become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. 

CNN Money - Therapeutic Recreation has been named the 9th best job for saving the world!

MSN ranked Therapeutic Recreation#10 in college careers that lead to a satisfying career!

Kiplinger “While physical therapists typically need a doctorate, respiratory, radiation and recreation therapists make the big bucks on a B.A. alone, recent grads start off at $60,000, one of the highest salaries on our list.”

CNBC named recreation therapy one of the Best Jobs Outside the Cubicle

I really enjoyed the support and dedication the department has for each and every student to succeed. It was always a fun and loving environment to learn in.  Jarron Amburgey

RPA is very close with its students; it really feels like a family. Faculty are highly knowledgeable and wonderful at communicating with the students. They want us to go out in the world and be great. They provide us so many opportunities to make us better students and professionals. It is a great department to be a part of!  Sawyer Sims

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