- Program Code
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- 12 Mandatory Courses
- 1 Internship
The Therapeutic Recreation program prepares you to work within recreation, health, or social service delivery systems serving individuals with illness or disabilities. You will acquire the skills to complete client assessments, develop and evaluate group and individualized programs, and use a variety of facilitative techniques to assist individuals to participate in meaningful recreational activities that will enhance health, improve functional ability, and increase quality of life.
The program is based on a firm belief of the inherent benefits of play, recreation and leisure to all individuals. You will learn to adapt recreation activities so individuals with a variety of disabling conditions can participate and to use recreation as a therapeutic tool to improve/restore health and wellness.
|Course Title||Course Code||Equivalents||Mandatory|
|Adapted Recreation in TR||TREC1004|
|Biological Sciences in TR||TREC1014|
|Foundations of TR||TREC1003|
|Issues and Trends||TREC1008|
|Nature of Disabilities in TR||TREC1015|
|Research In TR||TREC1011|
|RT with Selected Populations||TREC1005|
|Therapeutic Relationships: RT||TREC1012|
According to Therapeutic Recreation Ontario, the registration designation (R/TRO) is currently a voluntary credential intended to recognize a level of excellence. It is anticipated that the Government of Ontario will move towards regulation of the profession, however, that is not expected to occur for a number of years. When regulation does occur, the R/TRO designation may represent the minimum criteria necessary. For the present, even though it is not provincially mandated, some employers do require R/TRO designation for hiring; however, many employers do not.