The Rec Therapist can specialize in several areas.

The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) offers five advanced specialty certifications above and beyond the CTRS credential. Their speciality certification acknowledges those CTRS who have expertise knowing and training, in:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Community
  • Geriatrics

Here is a link to a neat article featured at kaptest about primary care physicians vs. specializing that RTs might be interested in reading:

https://www.kaptest.com/blog/med-school-pulse/2014/12/08/careers-medicine-primary-care-vs-specializing/