Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Fun Facts about RT

Posted by Danny Pettry: Here are Seven (7) Fun Facts About Rec Therapy! These fun facts are listet at: 1. MSN -- ranked Recreational Therapy #10 in college careers that lead to a satisfying career. 2. CNN-Money – A Recreational Therapist requires creativity and persistence, but it's gratifying when you see people move away from what they lost and focus on the abilities they do have. 3. Kiplinger -- While physical therapists typically need a doctorate degree, recreational therapists make the big bucks on a B.A. alone. 4. CNN -- Recreation therapists get people with disabilities, injuries or illnesses to engage with the world again through art, music and sports. They work in private, commercial, clinical, or community settings." 5. CNN-Money -- Ranked Rec Therapy as #9 of the "Best Jobs for Saving the World” Way to go Super Heroes, I mean, Rec Therapists. 6. The Economist -- Rated recreational therapy as the least likely profession to be replaced by technological advancement and automation within the next two decade. 7. The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) -- provides a national certification that signifies a Recreational Therapists has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide recreational therapy.


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