This accelerated one-year program provides a fast-track opportunity for students having the proper admission requirements. This program prepares 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 learn theoretical foundations and practical skills that 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 quality of life.
Through the development of meaningful goals and objectives individuals working in the recreation therapy field use recreation as a therapeutic tool to improve health and restore wellness. Through volunteering and experiential learning that includes field placements and a variety of community experiences, students receive valuable hands-on practice. Through this practice, students have the opportunity to further develop their skills in the areas of:
Students also have the opportunity to receive additional specialized training while enrolled in this program that includes, Gentle Persuasive Approach and Mental Health First Aid.
A college diploma or university degree in fields such as Developmental Service Worker, Child & Youth Care, Social Service Worker, Early Childhood Education or similar programs and/or a degree in Psychology, Education, Child Studies, Rehabilitation or similar programs. Additional course work may be required depending on the relevance of the applicant's degree or diploma.
Employment may be found in the areas of pediatrics, mental health, hospitals, community settings, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation and corrections.
|Student Government Fee||$290.66|
Please Note: These fees apply to the 2018-2019 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.
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