Recreation Therapy - VA North Texas Health Care System
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Recreation Therapy

Our Recreation Therapy program provides treatment and services to Veterans in order to restore wellness or rehabilitate illnesses and disabilities. By offering coordinated quality health care and a variety of recreation resources and activities, Veterans can improve their health, functioning, independence and quality of life.

Our recreation therapists are trained and certified to provide services to Veterans. They have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in Therapeutic Recreation (TR) or related field with a concentration in TR. Therapists may also be certified by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Recertification is required every five years and achieved by attaining 50 hours of continuing education.

Benefits of Recreation Therapy  

  • Adapted leisure lifestyle
  • Improve community re-entry
  • Physical fitness/conditioning
  • Relaxation/stress management
  • Time management
  • Creative expression
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Acquire new leisure skills
  • Increase social skills
  • Increase adjustment to illness or disability
  • Fun!!!

Contact us to find out how you might benefit from Recreation Therapy. 

Useful Links:

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
American Therapeutic Recreation Association
National Recreation and Park Association 
Therapeutic Recreation Directory 
National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events 

Contact Info


  • Dallas VAMC, Bldg. TT-48
    Fort Worth, T: 817-730-0000, x 23327
    Bonham, T: 903-583-6396

Contact Number(s)

  • 214-857-1270

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.