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Therapeutic Recreation Technician

This 90-hour online course is an introduction to the field of therapeutic recreation. It prepares students to take the state exam and obtain a license to be a Therapeutic Recreation Technician (TRT). Therapeutic Recreation uses purposeful recreation to increase functional ability and overall quality of life for individuals of any age who have an illness, disability or limitation.  

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Courses - Spring 2020

Course CEHS 0500
Title Therapeutic Recreation Technician

This course introduces students to basic principles of recreation therapy and gives a general overview of the field. Areas related to rules and regulations, assessment, documentation, planning and program implementation will be covered. Course blends online and classroom instruction. Two Saturday in-person classes are required.

Saturday In-Person classes are scheduled for Jn. 25 and March 21 (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.).


Section List

CEHS 0500-001
CRN: 25481
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Dates: Jan. 20 - March 30; In-Person: Jan. 25, March 21
Days: Saturday
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 90
Campus: Miller Campus
Amount: $575
Call 801-957-5200 to register


Please Contact Jennifer Pollock at 801-957-6286 for more information.

Call 801-957-5200.

The course is $575.00 (partial tuition assistance may be available).

This course is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Short Term Intensive Training (STIT) funds may be available through the State of Utah to students taking noncredit courses.  If funds are available and a student meets eligibility requirements, 50% of tuition for the noncredit course is covered.  Please contact the STIT Specialist Mariah Krizman.  

Phone: 801-957-5256

No. The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) has contracted with PSI licensure:certification (PSI) to conduct its examination program. PSI provides examinations through a network of computer examination centers in Utah and in many areas throughout the United States. PSI works closely with the State to be certain that examinations meet local as well as national requirements in basic principles and examination development standards. There is a $72 testing fee.

All questions and requests for information about examinations should be directed to PSI.
PSI licensure:certification
(800) 733-9267

Completion of the SLCC Therapeutic Recreation Technician course does not guarantee the ability to obtain a license to practice as a Therapeutic Recreation Technician in Utah. Licensure is the exclusive right and responsibility of each state. In order to practice this profession, students must satisfy individual state requirements, independent of SLCC requirements. It is highly recommended that students consult in advance with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), to find out more about eligibility for licensure. DOPL can be reached at (801) 530-6628 or at their website. If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your program manager or SLCC's state authorization coordinator for help.
Licensure Information

For students who plan to practice as a Therapeutic Recreation Technician in another state, here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your program manager or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.