Recreation Therapy

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Program Code: TREC (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma Starts: Sep (Open) Jan (Closed) May (Closed)
Term 1 IPH-1001 Interprofessional Perspectives TRE-1203 Ethics and Values for the Recreation Therapist HLT-1203 Introduction to Health Care PSY-1003 Psychology I ENG-1033 Communications for Health I PHR-1093 Anatomy and Physiology GED-XXX3 General Education Elective GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 TRE-1003 TR Support Networks and Community Resources TRE-2053 Therapeutic Recreation Practice and Professional Portfolio PSY-1053 Human Relations GED-XXX3 General Education Elective ENG-2033 Communications for Health II FPP-1001 Field Placement Seminar I FPP-1008 Field Placement I Term 3 TRE-1033 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation TRE-2043 Research in Therapeutic Recreation TRE-1023 TR Physical Disabilities and Illnesses TRE-3303 Leisure and Aging HGD-1053 Introduction to Community Mental Health TRE-2113 Current Concepts in Health and Wellness FPP-2001 Field Placement Seminar II FPP-2008 Field Placement II Term 4 TRE-1013 TR Cognitive Disabilities and Illnesses TRE-2003 Leisure Education and Counselling in Therapeutic Recreation TRE-2013 Therapeutic Recreation Assessment TRE-2023 Adapted Recreation and Program Planning in Therapeutic Recreation TRE-2033 Therapeutic Recreation Leadership FPP-3001 Field Placement Seminar III FPP-3008 Field Placement III

This two-year program will prepare students for a profession that provides services and advocacy for individuals with a wide range of cognitive, physical, social, and emotional limitations. During the program, students will learn theoretical foundations and practical skills which will allow them to competently work through the therapeutic recreation process.

The practice of Recreation Therapy is based on the belief that play, recreation and leisure are essential to achieving an individual’s optimal health and sense of wellbeing which leads to improved quality of life. Through the development of meaningful goals and objectives individuals working in the field of Recreation Therapy will use recreation as a therapeutic tool to improve health and restore wellness.

Through volunteering, field placements, and a variety of community experiences, students will receive valuable hands on experience. These experiences will provide students with the opportunity to further develop their skills in the areas of assessment, program development, planning and evaluations. In addition, students will have the opportunity to receive additional specialized training while enrolled in the Recreation Therapy program, such as Gentle Persuasive Approach and Mental Health First Aid.

Reasons to Choose Lambton College's Recreation Therapy Program

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English (C or U)

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.
Employment Opportunities

Employment may be found in the areas of pediatrics, mental health, hospitals, community settings, long term care, rehabilitation and corrections to name a few.

Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for the Registration with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario - Diploma  designation.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact international@lambtoncollege.ca or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.

International Education
Any questions or inquiries please e-mail:
international@lambtoncollege.ca