|Study location||Canada, Ontario, King City|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years, includes 1 Work term|
|Tuition fee||CA$19,295 per year
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$17,834), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$390 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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|Accommodation fee||CA$1,800 per month
The above fee is an estimated amount for for one month.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you are not coming from a country where English is the primary language, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
In this four-year degree program, you will learn to assess, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation interventions to work with future clients in a strength-based approach. The purpose of therapeutic recreation is to help clients achieve their highest quality of life and to live life as fully and independently as possible. Therapeutic recreation interventions are leisure activities that have been designed to achieve goals and outcomes within the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, spiritual and/or environmental domains. As a student of this program, you will gain essential knowledge and expertise in the core foundational theories and concepts within therapeutic recreation, as well as various related areas such as health sciences, recreation and leisure, psychology and research methods. Within the final years of the program, you will explore application-based learning to increase your understanding in program delivery and adaptations, which will be an added advantage in working with diverse populations and settings.
In Canada, the health care system has moved towards an interdisciplinary team approach. As a graduate of this program, you will be working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals in the workforce.
This program is the only GTA-located Therapeutic Recreation degree available in Ontario. It is both an academic and professional degree. An academic or research degree focuses on a specific field of study and is often more research-oriented. Courses build on the technical knowledge that is learned throughout the program. A professional degree helps students prepare for careers in specific fields, such as therapeutic recreation. Professional degrees focus on real-world applications.
Students will be able to apply their knowledge in four placements and one full work term throughout the degree program. This provides students with hands-on experience and network connections to leverage upon graduation.
Throughout this program, you will develop the following skills:
- Create and conduct client assessments
- Develop therapeutic recreation program plans and goals
- Implement various therapeutic recreation interventions
- Evaluate and document therapeutic recreation programs and client progress
Mandatory Degree Work Term
You will complete at least one term in a formal work environment. It takes place in the fall semester of the final year and may be a paid or unpaid position requiring a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all requirements prior to participating in the work term.
The successful completion of the work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for the mandatory degree work term regardless of success in securing a work position. Please be aware that students in the program will take Semester 7 classes over summer in order to complete a fall work term and Semester 8 in the winter.
Upon completing your degree and required Professional Contribution Credits (PCCs), you may qualify to apply for the R/TRO professional accreditation offered by Therapeutic Recreation Ontario – TRO.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:
- Rehabilitation programs
- Long-term care and retirement homes
- Day programs
- Mental health centres
- Children’s treatment centres
- Disability programs
- Private practice
- Schools and camps
- Correctional facilities