Douglas College

Therapeutic Recreation

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Child, Family and Community Studies
Field of Study:Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Description:Make a real, positive difference in the lives of people facing disabilities, injuries, social isolation and other challenges with a career in the field of recreational therapy. Help children, adolescents, adults and seniors improve their overall health and well-being and live full, independent lives through fun and leisure activities. The two-year Therapeutic Recreation Diploma will prepare you to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a wide range of leisure services for people with barriers to participating in leisure activities. Such services might include arts and crafts, dance, music, sports, games, aquatics and group outings. You will have the opportunity to apply classroom theory in real-life situations through two semesters of practicum work in health-care or social-service settings.
URL:Therapeutic Recreation at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)
Enrolment #:30

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants must meet General College Admission Requirements.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience

Applicants are required to have: successful completion of at least 45 hours of supervised work (paid or volunteer) in recreation services for people with disabilities or older adults within the year prior to the application date of April 1; a Letter of Intent outlining the reasons a candidate has chosen this program, long and short-term goals, and strengths and limitations; and an up-to-date resume - highly recommended. See website for more details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 11, 2022