|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Orillia|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 3 semesters, includes 1 internship|
|Tuition fee||CA$26,090 per program
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$22,500), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
Note: Applicants will be asked to submit a current resumé. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language and/or you are coming from countries where English is not an official language, you should provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the language tests below:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter Georgian’s General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes program.
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.
Use your skills to help improve/restore health and wellness. Small class settings, knowledgeable, friendly faculty and hands-on learning.
Students learn to provide client-centred, strength-based therapeutic recreation services using the therapeutic recreation process. Students acquire the skills to complete client assessments and to develop, implement and evaluate group and individual therapeutic recreation programs. A variety of facilitative techniques are explored in order to assist individuals to participate in meaningful recreation and leisure experiences that will achieve health-related goals, improve functional ability, and increase the quality of life.
Graduates of this program are eligible to become registered members of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (R/TRO). Their membership type will depend on the postsecondary credentials they hold:
- R/TRO for graduates with degrees
- R/TRO DIP for graduates with diplomas
Graduates of the program may find employment in health or human service
organizations such as:
- Acute, chronic care, and other specialized hospitals
- Provincial agencies or facilities for individuals with psychiatric or developmental disabilities
- Rehabilitation programs
- Children’s treatment centers
- Municipal recreation departments
- Long term care facilities/adult day programs
- Correctional programs and facilities
- Community or private agencies serving people with illness disability
- Private practice