The Recreational Therapy Program offers a variety of recreational and sports activities focusing on the development of life skills including problem-solving, positive social skills, communication, and cooperation within a team or group.
Students are encouraged to explore and engage in activities that enhance their physical fitness, improve their quality of life, and provide opportunities for socialization. Leisure education includes sport-related games, teamwork challenges, and a wide range of recreational activities that our students might engage in with their families, peers or with other groups in their community. Newport Academy students also participate in community-based instruction, learning to utilize leisure resources while practicing positive behavior and social interaction.
Our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists have met rigorous standards set forth by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, Recreational Therapists who hold these credentials demonstrate their commitment to the highest levels of professionalism, ethical practice, and continuing professional development.