Recreation Therapy - Fast Track

1 year Ontario College Diploma

Receive Inclusion and High Five Leadership Certifications

Overview

Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, Commerce Court – North Bay


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
REC 105 Leadership
REC 117 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
REC 132 Recreation Essentials
REC 134 Aging and Therapeutic Recreation
REC 140 Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
REC 145 Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
REC 214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 238 Assessment and Documentation Recreation Therapy
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC 137 Program Design in Therapeutic Recreation
REC 147 Disease and the Human Body
REC 150 Therapeutic Recreation for Diverse Populations
REC 230 Financial Management - 7 wks
REC 242 Leisure Education Recreation Therapy - 7 wks
REC 247 Therapeutic Recreation Placement Prep
REC 256 Practicum - Therapeutic Recreation (100 hrs)

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 132 Recreation Essentials
REC 133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC 137 Program Design in Therapeutic Recreation
REC 147 Disease and the Human Body
REC 150 Therapeutic Recreation for Diverse Populations
REC 230 Financial Management - 7 wks
REC 242 Leisure Education Recreation Therapy - 7 wks
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 105 Leadership
REC 134 Aging and Therapeutic Recreation
REC 117 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
REC 140 Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
REC 145 Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
REC 214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 238 Assessment and Documentation I for Therapeutic Recreation
REC 247 Therapeutic Recreation Placement Prep
REC 256 Practicum - Therapeutic Recreation (100 hrs)

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

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
0 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Diploma

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2420.24 $768 - - $3188.24

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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