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.
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English (C or U)
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.
Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.
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