therapeutic recreation certificate

hands making heartTherapeutic Recreation Certificate

This program is designed to qualify students to work in the field of gerontology as Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and to provide in-service professional development. Students who complete the courses listed below, and thereby qualify for the Certificate, meet the standards established in the public health code of the State of Connecticut for workers in chronic care, long term care facilities, and Assisted Living facilities.

This program emphasizes work with elder populations through studies in written communications, sociology, psychology, human services, therapeutic recreation, and field work.


Becoming Connecticut State Community College 

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with ​the student’s Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current  Middlesex Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.