Recreation Therapy

Rec therapy student working with elderly people

Program at a glance

Program code: 
010407
Accreditation: 
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
2 years
Study options: 
Full-time - September & January
Campus location: 
College Drive, Online

Train for a career in one of the fastest-growing professions. This is a rewarding, health-centred field where you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the quality of life of an individual with an illness or disability. Through assessment, planning, and delivery of activities, you will help people lead more fulfilling and independent lives. This specific training will prepare you for a career in clinical and community-based settings. All classes are available onsite or online, and are recorded for future playback.


*Fast Track option available

 

Your Future Careers

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Municipal recreation centres
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Social service agencies
  • Children's treatment centres
  • Centres for addiction and mental health

 

What You Learn

  • Program design and supervision
  • Disabilities and aging
  • Leisure education and counselling
  • Health and wellness
  • Recreation facilities
  • Sports and special events
  • Leadership and program planning
  • Assessment and documentation

Note: Students complete 400 hours of applied work experience.

Obtain two diplomas in three years! Canadore graduates are eligible to transfer directly into the second year of the Recreation and Leisure Services program or Strength and Sport Conditioning program.

Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

 

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Curriculum: 

View January Start Curriculum

September Start
Semester One - Fall:

 REC 105Leadership and Program Planning

REC 108Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services

REC 115Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy

REC 117Foundations of Recreation Therapy

CMM 125College Communication

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Two - Winter:

 REC 111Health and Wellness

REC 123Recreation Facilities

REC 128Sports and Special Events

REC 130Legislation and Risk Management

REC 137Program Design Recreation Therapy

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online

 

Semester Three - Fall:

REC 214Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services

REC 218Marketing Recreation and Leisure

REC 238Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy

REC 256Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hours)

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online

 

Semester Four - Winter:

REC 230Financial Management

REC 232Volunteer Management

REC 234Leagues and Tournaments

REC 242Leisure Education Recreation Therapy

REC 257Placement  - Recreation Therapy (280 hrs)

 

January Start
Semester One - Winter:

 REC 111Health and Wellness

REC 123Recreation Facilities

REC 128Sport and Special Events

REC 130Legislation and Risk Management

REC 137Program Design and Supervision

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Two - Fall:

 REC 105Leadership and Program Planning

REC 108Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services

REC 115Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy

REC 117Foundations of Recreation Therapy

CMM 125College Communication

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online

 

Semester Three - Winter:

REC 230Financial Management

REC 232Volunteer Management

REC 234Leagues and Tournaments

REC 242Leisure Education Recreation Therapy

REC 257Placement - Recreation Therapy (280 hrs)

 

Semester Four - Fall:

REC 214Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services

REC 218Marketing Recreation and Leisure

REC 238Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy

REC 256Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hours)

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online

 

Note: Employers may require current Emergency First Aid and CPR courses and a criminal reference check. Prior to commencing placement students may be required to provide a record of immunization and a tuberculosis test. All associated costs are the responsibility of the student

Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

Work Placement: 

Students perform 400 hours of applied work experience, including a seven-week placement at the end of the last semester. Recreation Therapy professionals work closely with the program faculty to ensure quality placement experiences. Students must be prepared to travel to and from placement at their own expense.

Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Additional Credentials: 


Additional Credentials

The Recreation Therapy diploma allows our students to work towards Therapeutic Recreation Ontario’s (TRO) Registration Credential, High Five, Level One Inclusion Certificate, First Aid and CPR.

Note: Additional certifications may vary by year and are often outside of regular tuition costs.


 

DIPLOMA OPTIONS

The program curriculum is designed to offer students the opportunity to obtain two diplomas in three years. Graduates of the Recreation Therapy program are eligible to transfer directly into Canadore’s Recreation and Leisure Services program or Strength and Sport Conditioning program.

 

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