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Recreational Therapy Graduate Degrees

The goal of the Clemson University recreation therapy (CURT) graduate program is to prepare entry-level and advanced recreational therapists who have a solid theoretical understanding and the practical skills to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in life activities for individuals with health conditions.  

The online M.S. degree has an emphasis on the student who is already a practitioner in the field. The traditional M.S. degree places greater emphasis on research design and methodology and requires a thesis representing an original contribution to scholarship acceptable to the faculty and graduate school. This degree is designed for people planning to undertake doctoral study, research related positions in their chosen profession or an administration position. For more a more in-depth question and answer session about both programs, you are welcome to watch our recent webinar. The Ph.D. degree is for those interested in research or academic positions in recreational therapy. Please see our admissions guidelines here.

For more information, please contact Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., recreational therapy coordinator, at prtmrt@clemson.edu or (864) 656-1189.