Recreation Therapy

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Receive Inclusion and High Five Leadership certifications

Overview

Train for a career in one of the fastest-growing professions. This is a rewarding, health-centered 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.

Students complete 400 hours of applied work experience.


Your Future Career

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Municipal recreation centres
  • Hospitals
  • 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
  • Recreation facilities
  • Sports and special events
  • Leadership and program planning

Dual Diploma Option: Canadore graduates of this program are eligible to complete the Recreation and Leisure Services or Strength and Sport Conditioning program in one year. 

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC115 Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy
REC145 Facilitation Techniques in Recreation Therapy
REC117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
CMM125 College Communication
GENED General Education Elective - Online (REC Sem 2)
Semester 2 - Winter
REC112 Anatomy
REC123 Facilities Design and Operations
REC128 Sports and Special Events
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC137 Program Design Recreation Therapy
GENED General Education Elective - Online (REC Sem 3)
Semester 3 - Fall
REC214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
REC256 Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hours)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (REC Sem 4)
Semester 4 - Winter
REC230 Financial Management
REC232 Volunteer Management
REC234 Leagues and Tournaments
REC242 Leisure Education Recreation Therapy
REC257 Placement-Rec.Therapy (Placement-280hrs)

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC112 Anatomy
REC123 Facilities Design and Operations
REC128 Sports and Special Events
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC137 Program Design and Supervision
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Rec Sem 1)
Semester 2 - Fall
REC105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC116 Sport & Recreation & Leisure Certification
REC115 Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy
REC117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
CMM125 College Communication
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Rec Sem 2)
Semester 3 - Winter
REC230 Financial Management
REC232 Volunteer Management
REC234 Leagues and Tournaments (7 wks)
REC242 Leisure Education Recreation Therapy
REC257 Placement-Rec.Therapy (Placement-280hrs)
Semester 4 - Fall
REC214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
REC256 Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hours)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Rec Sem 4)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2020-2021 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1234.09 - - $3954.33
2 $2720.24 $1094.09 - - $3814.33

2020-2021 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12795.66 $1813.09 - - $14608.75
2 $12795.66 $1673.09 - - $14468.75

2020-2021 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $748 - - $3468.24
2 $2720.24 $608 - - $3328.24

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Diploma

Upon graduating, students are eligible to apply for the R/TRO designation through Therapeutic Recreation Ontario.

Students also have the opportunity to obtain numerous industry certifications outside of the classroom such as: Inclusion Certificate (Level One, Two and/or Three) from Variety Village, Gentle Persuasive Approaches Certificate, High Five Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification and NCCP Certification.

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.

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