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Rec Therapy CEUs: Helpful and Convenient to use. 

We Put the “RT” in HEART ™

Welcome to Rec Therapy CEUs 

we sincerely hope you’ll find the site helpful and convenient to use.

Our mission is to continue to be your #1 choice for self-study continuing education in Rec Therapy.

Since 2007 our team has helped thousands of Recreational Therapists successfully complete our NCTRC approved CEU courses. is the industry choice for improving knowledge and skills through self-study/ online learning.


Executive Team
Founded by Danny W. Pettry; M.Ed., M.S., LPC, NCC, CTRS., widely recognized as one of America’s leading authorities in Recreational Therapy.


  • Award-Winning: Pettry has won the 2014 Clinical Staff of the Year Award by the West Virginia Child Life Association, the 2005 Recreational Therapy Advocate of the Year by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).


  • Experienced: Pettry has provided services for children and adolescents with mental/ behavioral health needs at psychiatric residential treatment programs since 2002.


  • Qualified: Pettry has advanced degrees, including an M.S. degree in Recreational Therapy from Indiana University and M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey-Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky. His undergraduate degree is in Therapeutic Recreation from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.


  • Credentialed: Pettry has held Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credentials since 2015. Pettry has held National Certified Counselor (NCC) credentials since 2013. Pettry has held Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credentials since 2003.


  • Rec Therapist Focused: Courses were designed with the recreational therapist in mind. These courses are created to enhance knowledge areas that are pertinent to recreational therapy practice. Pettry knows many RTs are not able to attend a national conference every year. Pettry who has dedicated his life to the profession provides online workshops to help RTs gain information.


  • Trusted and proven: Instructor, Danny Pettry has had over 1,000 satisfied students use his CEU Program since 2007.


  • Helpful:  Rec Therapy CEUs offers courses are affordable and can be conveniently completed from the comfort of your own home or anywhere. No travel required.


  • Generous: Danny Pettry has provided free online resources for recreational therapists for many years. His original newsletter started in 2006. It has evolved to become, Recreational Therapy Today. It’s a free publication that provides information about the profession, careers, and news that could be of interest to RTs. Pettry has donated $1,000 to First Book in honor of his 2009 book, A Recreational Therapist’s System on How You Can Become Great. Pettry donated $1,000 Dreams for Kids in honor of his book, Building Character with Sam, Izzy, and Many Other Dogs: 15 Tips to Help Children Build Character. Pettry has also organized and sponsored the Tri-State (Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky) recreational therapy conference for several years in a row. Pettry is well-known for mailing out FREE Recreational Therapy care packages. Pettry’s Smart Kids Book Project (formerly teen book fund) has provided many free books for children and teens who are in psychiatric residential treatment facilities.


  • Authored: Pettry has put together the Rec Therapy Today email newsletter for many years. Pettry has written newsletter articles for the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) and several branches of ATRA. Pettry is the author of one self-improvement book, Discover Hidden Secret Wisdom: A Recreational Therapists’ System on How You Can Become Great at Anything. Pettry has written several children’s books.


  • Pre-Approved:  Many courses in the main library have been through the NCTRC pre-approval process. Those courses are identified with “Session content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC”


  • Real Innovation:  Danny Pettry developed the first online self-study program created for recreational therapists. It was founded in 2007. Newer online CEU programs follow the leader. Pettry innovates and they appear to imitate. Why do they do that? It is obvious that Pettry’s program is the leader in the field.


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