Placement Info

Students entering this program must meet specific field/clinical requirements by a specified deadline to be eligible for placement with our community partners. After you've applied to Lambton College, you can log in to to view specific requirements.

Please Note: Placements are unpaid opportunities for students to gain valuable experiences.

Placement Hours & Sites

Students in the Recreation Therapy program complete 430 hours of unpaid placement in a community setting. 

During Term 4, students complete a block placement of 40 hours per week.

The placement sites are hand picked by Lambton College staff to ensure the best possible sites for students. Our Recreation Therapy coordinator works with more than 50 placement partners across the province to provide our students with difference experiences, the ability to work in their home communities and travel.

Placement Requirements

Before students begin their placement, the following is required in order to be eligible for field placement:

STEP 1 - Before arriving in Canada - complete the following vaccinations and provide original copies of immunization receipts:
COVID-19 Vaccine - 2 doses (approved in Canada)
STEP 2 - After arriving in Canada - complete the following:
Vulnerable Sector Police Background Check
Standard Level First Aid
CPR Certification (Level C)
Tuberculin Skin Test #1 and #2
All Step 2 requirements must be completed in Canada

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus
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