What Makes SMART CEUs Hub Different?

Our mission at SMART CEUs Hub is simple…

“To bridge the gap in Recreational Therapy education after graduation.”

We accomplish this by providing the best Recreational Therapy continuing education opportunities taught by Recreational Therapy experts on demand and at affordable prices to the largest audience of Recreational Therapists in the industry.

At SMART CEUs Hub we host the largest NCTRC pre-approved CE library available with over 240 clock hours (and growing!) of pre-developed courses. Each course that ends up on the site goes through a rigorous review process which includes visual/formatting reviews, content reviews, and CE reviews by NCTRC before ever being listed. Our SMART Instructors are Recreational Therapists who go through an interview process prior to being hired and they earn a guaranteed residual monthly income for each course that they create. This means not only are you learning from RTs, you are helping RTs earn a side income/keeping it in the family.

Wondering what else makes us different from other CE providers? Check out the list below:

      • We have the largest user base of any Recreational Therapy CE provider with over 4000 current customers using our services to get their required CEUs. This is about 20% of all RTs in the United States and Canada!
      • We have a team of 20 SMART Instructors who are experts in their respective niches of Recreational Therapy! We also have 5 others who work in admin type roles so that we can provide, not only the best education, but also the best customer service.
      • We believe that RT entrepreneurship is one of the strongest tools we have to increase awareness and demand for our profession. We support the largest network of TR entrepreneurs in the industry through our TR Entrepreneur Connection Facebook group, our Rec Therapy Business Masterclass, and through education at conferences throughout the nation about RT business skills.
      • We partner with RT state professional membership organizations to help them to increase their membership numbers by providing incentives for RTs who are members on discounted CE through us.
      • We are the only RT continuing education provider to have a contract with the US Federal Government and the US Marines.
      • We believe in encouraging more RTs to get advanced degrees to become college professors as we are experiencing a shortage. Because of this belief we provide (Qty: 2) $2500 IUB School of Public Health SMART Scholarships each year to RTs getting their doctorate degrees through Indiana University’s Recreational Therapy PhD program. To apply for the scholarship: https://publichealth.indiana.edu/student-portal/financial-support/fellowships/index.html
      • We co-created the ultimate Rec Therapy resources website called the Rec Therapy Directory (rectherapydirectory.com) where you can find jobs, an interventions library, a TR merch shop, a blog, and much more!

Our Team

The SMART team consists of SMART instructors, admin staff, and a leadership team working hard to serve you

Nathan Lamaster

Nathan Lamaster

CTRS

Owner Founder

Amy Guthrie

Amy Guthrie

Administration Assistant

Lacey Burgess

Lacey Burgess

MS, CTRS/LRT

SMART Instructor

Jessica Tischler

Jessica Tischler

M.Ed, CTRS

SMART instructor

Katherine Darcanglis

Katherine Darcanglis

MA, AP-BC

SMART Instructor

Nicole Lamaster

Nicole Lamaster

Wife/Social Media Expert

Eryn Friedman Sinclair

Eryn Friedman Sinclair

MA, CTRS

SMART instructor

Jo Anne Kikel

Jo Anne Kikel

MA, CTRS, NASM-CPT

SMART Instructor

Tracie Schendel

Tracie Schendel

CTRS

SMART instructor

Angela Goldschmidt

Angela Goldschmidt

CTRS

SMART instructor

Tina Watson

Tina Watson

CTRS

SMART Newsletter Creator/Course Reviewer/Email Marketer

Jennifer Piatt

Jennifer Piatt

PhD, CRTS

SMART Instructor

Jennifer Hiel

Jennifer Hiel

M.ed, CTRS

SMART Instructor

Samantha Wang

Samantha Wang

CTRS/LRT

SMART Instructor

Valerie Lazzara Mould

Valerie Lazzara Mould

MA, CTRS

SMART CE Retreat Coordinator/SMART Instructor

Kathryn Walker

Kathryn Walker

CTRS

SMART Instructor

Kim Shepard

Kim Shepard

CTRS, MPH

SMART Instructor

Dianna Proemm

Dianna Proemm

CTRS

SMART Instructor

Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw

MHS, LRT/CTRS

SMART Sponsorship Coordinator/SMART Instructor

Beth Petzold

Beth Petzold

CTRS

SMART Instructor

Ava Skabanek

Ava Skabanek

MS, CTRS

SMART Instructor

Allison Kruk

Allison Kruk

MA, BA, CTRS

SMART Instructor

Peter Haynes

Peter Haynes

Web Designer

Tyler Neimeyer

Tyler Neimeyer

MS, CTRS

SMART Instructor

Carolyn Breinich

Carolyn Breinich

MA, CTRS/CCLS

SMART Instructor

Emily Gaulke

Emily Gaulke

CTRS

SMART instructor