Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy

Therapeutic Recreation Student Program

Therapeutic Recreation student training opportunities are offered three times a year, beginning in January, May and September. Interested students should submit a completed application and be available for an on-site interview. Students for whom an on-site interview is not feasible due to distance may participate in a phone interview.

Application is not a guarantee of acceptance, and not all applicants are invited to interview. The Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy department provides students with quality supervision and education during placement, and as such, only accepts a limited number of students per semester.

*** Currently we are unable to support Therapeutic Recreation only intern students for upcoming semesters. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update the site when we are able to provide this training opportunity.

We will be offering the Dual Child Life/Therapeutic Recreation internship once a year during the Spring session.

Types of student training

Dual child life / therapeutic recreation internship

720-hour experience for those individuals planning to be eligible to sit for both the Child Life Specialist certification examination (through the Child Life Council) and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists examination (through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification). for more details, see dual child life / therapeutic recreation internship.

Contact us

For more information about professional education in the Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department, please call 267-426-1340 or email

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