Recreation Therapy

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Complete 350 hours of applied work experience!

Overview

Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2024: Commerce Court – North Bay or Online

Winter 2025: Commerce Court – North Bay or Online


Train for a career in one of the fastest-growing professions. This is a rewarding, health-centered field where you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the quality of life of individuals with illness and/or disability. Through assessment, planning, and delivery of programs, 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.


Your Future Career

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Children's treatment centres
  • Centres for addiction and mental health

What You Learn

  • Program design
  • Assessment and documentation
  • Leisure education and counselling
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Adaptive and inclusive recreation

Dual Diploma Option: Canadore graduates of this program are eligible to complete the Recreation and Leisure Services or Strength and Sport Conditioning program in one year. 

Study Abroad: Study in Ireland at the Technological University of the Shannon, Midlands and Midwest as part of an exchange or graduate pathway

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CLT100 First Peoples of Canada
CMM125 College Communications
REC105 Leadership
REC117 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
REC132 Recreation Essentials
REC134 Aging and Therapeutic Recreation
REC140 Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
Semester 2 - Winter
PSY100 Foundations of Psychology I
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC137 Program Design in Therapeutic Recreation
REC147 Disease and the Human Body
REC150 Therapeutic Recreation for Diverse Populations
Semester 3 - Fall
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Rec Sem 3)
REC145 Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
REC238 Assessment and Documentation I for Therapeutic Recreation
REC249 Research Methods
REC256 Practicum - Therapeutic Recreation
REC260 Outdoor and Adventure Recreation
REC264 Leisure Education for Therapeutic Recreation
Semester 4 - Winter
REC232 Volunteer Management
REC257 Placement - Therapeutic Recreation
REC274 Assessment and Documentation II for Therapeutic Recreation
REC276 Professionalism and IPC in Therapeutic Recreation
REC278 Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
PSY100 Foundations of Psychology I
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC132 Recreation Essentials
REC133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC137 Program Design in Therapeutic Recreation
REC147 Disease and the Human Body
REC150 Therapeutic Recreation for Diverse Populations
Semester 2 - Fall
CLT100 First Peoples of Canada
CMM125 College Communications
REC105 Leadership
REC117 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
REC134 Aging and Therapeutic Recreation
REC140 Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
REC238 Assessment and Documentation I for Therapeutic Recreation
Semester 3 - Winter
REC232 Volunteer Management
REC257 Placement - Therapeutic Recreation
REC274 Assessment and Documentation II for Therapeutic Recreation
REC276 Professionalism and IPC in Therapeutic Recreation
REC278 Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation
Semester 4 - Fall
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Rec Sem 4)
REC145 Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
REC249 Research Methods
REC256 Practicum - Therapeutic Recreation
REC260 Outdoor and Adventure Recreation
REC264 Leisure Education for Therapeutic Recreation

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1320.38 - - $4040.62
2 $2720.24 $1165.38 - - $3885.62

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14807.18 $1900.38 - - $16707.56
2 $14807.18 $1745.38 - - $16552.56

Textbooks:

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


Technology/Devices:

Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring 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 will have completed the formal education requirements for the R/TRO-DIP designation through Therapeutic Recreation Ontario.

Students may 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

There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.