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.
Graduates of this program are eligible to become registered members of (R/TRO). Their membership type will depend on the postsecondary credentials they hold:
Graduates may also apply to become a (CTRS) using one of two specific pathways ().
We are pleased to offer this graduate certificate in a
- Post-secondary diploma or degree, with a specialty in health or human services.
Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:
Applicants will be asked to submit a current resumé. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.