School of Sport and Recreation

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. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

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
REC116 Sport & Recreation & Leisure Certification
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)

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3609.96

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Diploma

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $570.00 - 710.00 - - $3430.24

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:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca