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Therapeutic Recreation Technician

The course is an introduction to the field of therapeutic recreation which prepares students to take the Utah TRT Theory Examination. Students gain knowledge and skills necessary to help people with illnesses and disabilities improve functional behavior and quality of life, while developing skills and abilities related to leisure and well-being.

Therapeutic Recreation Technicians enjoy careers in a variety of settings. These settings include community-based recreation programs for people with disabilities, youth programs, wilderness and adventure therapy programs, parks and recreation programs, schools, community centers, long-term care facilities, centers for mental, behavioral, emotional or physical rehabilitation, and assisted living centers.

This 10-week, 90-hour course is delivered in a hybrid format, online with two Saturday webinar classes. There is a strong emphasis placed on preparation for the State licensure exam. The course also includes Suicide Prevention training.


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Courses - Fall 2021

Course CEST 0508
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.

This 10-week, 90-hour course is delivered online with two Saturday Webinar classes. 

Course Fee: $287.50

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Please contact Jennifer Pollock at 801-957-5286 for more information.

The course is delivered online with two Saturday Webinar classes.

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 Jennifer Pollock for more information.

Phone: 801-957-5286

No. The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) has contracted with to conduct its examination. All questions and requests for information about examinations should be directed to

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

Licensure requirements can vary from state to state.  For more information about state licensure requirements, please visit the Professional Licensure website