COVID-19 Update
11/16/2020

Our operational status

Classes for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid modalities. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors. Academic departments are minimally staffed.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

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Welcome

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The Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation offers degrees in both Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the Bachelors and Masters level. Our overall mission is to prepare students for careers in the recreation profession while simultaneously instilling an appreciation for the role of quality leisure in people's lives.  Recreation Management students are trained to eventually assume middle management positions in government recreation/parks, for-profit enterprises, tourism businesses, or non-profit recreation organizations. Therapeutic Recreation students become qualified to sit for their certification exam. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists are trained to help individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral disabilities. They assume positions in hospitals, geriatric centers, drug rehabilitation centers, correctional institutions, and community centers.

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Our Department has been nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT) since 1988.

A quick tour of our program web pages within this website will help you better understand our degree programs and career opportunities in recreation.  Thank you for your interest in Recreation at UW-La Crosse.

 

 

Congratulations to our 2020 RMTR Scholarship Recipients!

2020 RMTR Scholarship Recipients

What's new in Recreation Management

WisCorps Mayor’s Crew learns about environmental careers

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Dr. Laurie Harmon lead a group of high school students on an R.O.V. underwater experience. 

What's new in Therapeutic Recreation

Congratulations to Becca Edel, one of our Dual-Degree Students, for being awarded 1st Runner Up in this year's 3-Minute Grad Project Competition hosted by Graduate Studies.  Click HERE to watch the recorded competition.  

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Join some of our TR Faculty and Students for the Art of Calm program on April 6th.

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UW-La Crosse helps build workforce for an aging world

The Therapeutic Recreation program continues to receive recognition for it's Program of Merit for Health Professions designation from The Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.