Recreation Therapy - Fast Track

1 year Ontario College Diploma

Receive Inclusion and High Five Leadership Certifications

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
  • Anatomy
  • Recreation facilities
  • Sports and special events
  • Leadership and program planning
  • Assessment and documentation

Graduate of at least a two-year postsecondary program

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
REC214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
Semester 2 - Winter
REC112 Anatomy
REC128 Sports and Special Events
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC137 Program Design Recreation Therapy
REC230 Financial Management - 7 wks
REC242 Leisure Education Recreation Therapy - 7 wks
REC256 Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hours)

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC112 Anatomy
REC128 Sports and Special Events
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC137 Program Design and Supervision
REC230 Financial Management
REC242 Leisure Education and Counselling
Semester 2 - Fall
REC105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC115 Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy
REC116 Sport & Recreation & Leisure Certification
REC117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
REC214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
REC256 Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hours)

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 1 year Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1233.09 - - $3953.33

2020-2021 1 year Ontario College Diploma

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

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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