Therapeutic Recreation
Program Code: (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Term 1 COM-3013 Professional Communications HLT-1213 Introduction to Canadian Healthcare TRE-1033 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation TRE-1203 Ethics and Values for the Recreational Therapist PSY-1053 Human Relations HGD-1053 Introduction to Community Mental Health Term 2 TRE-1003 Therapeutic Recreation Support Networks and Community Resources TRE-2053 Therapeutic Recreation Practice and Professional Portfolio LHC-1074 Patient & Family Centered Care LHC-1083 Patient Safety TRE-2043 Research in Therapeutic Recreation TRE-2113 Current Concepts in Health and Wellness Term 3 TRE-2023 Adapted Recreation and Program Planning in Therapeutic Recreation TRE-3013 Diverse Abilities in Therapeutic Recreation TRE-3303 Leisure and Aging TRE-2003 Leisure Education and Counselling in Therapeutic Recreation TRE-2013 Therapeutic Recreation Assessment TRE-2033 Therapeutic Recreation Leadership FPP-3011 Field Placement Seminar Term 4 CPL-4008 Post Graduate Field Placement

The Lambton College Therapeutic Recreation, Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares graduates to work with people who have physical, mental, emotional, cognitive or social limitations that may affect their attitudes, ability and motivation to participate in leisure and maintain healthy, balanced lifestyles. Recreation Therapists address patients’ barriers to independent, meaningful social contact, and community participation.

Graduates work in a variety of settings such as hospitals and related urgent and community care facilities, long term care and assisted living residences, rehabilitation hospitals and clinics, day programs and outpatient services, private community-based agencies. The program is designed to enable graduates to work towards the Therapeutic Recreation Ontario’s (TRO) Registration Credential (R/TRO DIP).

Please Note: This program has specific placement requirements - review requirements before leaving your home country.

Admission Requirements

A university degree in a health-related or human services field.

Employment Opportunities

Recreation Therapists may work in health care settings, private homes, community facilities or outdoor environments. In some settings, they work shifts that include evenings and weekends.

Career positions may include, but are not limited to: recreation therapists, movement therapists, and rehabilitation services practitioners.

Tuition Fees

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