School of Sport and Recreation

Recreation Therapy

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train for a career in one of the fastest-growing professions.

Overview

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.

Your Future Career

  • 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

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC 105 Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 115 Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy
REC 117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
CMM 125 College Communication
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 111 Health and Wellness
REC 123 Recreation Facilities
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 137 Program Design Recreation Therapy
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 3 - Fall
REC 214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC 238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
REC 256 Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hours)
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 4 - Winter
REC 230 Financial Management
REC 232 Volunteer Management
REC 234 Leagues and Tournaments
REC 242 Leisure Education Recreation Therapy
REC 257 Placement - Recreation Therapy (280 hours)

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 111 Health and Wellness
REC 123 Recreation Facilities
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 137 Program Design and Supervision
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 105 Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 115 Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy
REC 117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
CMM 125 College Communication
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 3 - Winter
REC 230 Financial Management
REC 232 Volunteer Management
REC 234 Leagues and Tournaments
REC 242 Leisure Education Recreation Therapy
REC 257 Placement - Recreation Therapy (280 hours)
Semester 4 - Fall
REC 214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC 238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
REC 256 Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hours)
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02
2 2849.02 $1010 - - $3859.02
1 2849.02 $678 - - $3527.02
2 2849.02 $633 - - $3482.02

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

Online Campus Shop

You will also need:

  • Clothing / Shoes – up to $100.00

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?


Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Jennifer.Sutton@canadorecollege.ca