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 either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC 105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 115 Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy
REC 117 Foundation of Recreation Therapy
REC 214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 112 Anatomy
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 137 Program Design Recreation Therapy
REC 230 Financial Management (7 wks)
REC 242 Leisure Education Recreation Therapy (7 wks)
REC 256 Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hrs)

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 112 Anatomy
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 137 Program Design and Supervision
REC 230 Financial Management
REC 242 Leisure Education and Counselling
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 115 Disabilities and Aging Recreation Therapy
REC 117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
REC 214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
REC 256 Practicum - Recreation Therapy (100 hrs)

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Diploma

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $839 - - $3861.5

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?

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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