Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Therapeutic Recreation

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Program Information

School:Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Faculty:School of Health Sciences: Saskatoon Campus
Field of Study:Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Description:Therapeutic recreation is a career that attracts organized, outgoing, active individuals who like working with people of all abilities. You need to be good at encouraging people to set goals, develop skills and try new things.

Career opportunities are diverse—be a recreation therapist, a recreation coordinator, an activity director or programmer. Work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team in clinical or community-based settings, from hospitals to rehabilitation centres.
URL:Therapeutic Recreation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Length:70 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $21,503

Cost shown is for Year 2 of the program.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have Grade 12.
    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 81]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Accepted applicants will be required to provide: evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to entering practicum - at the discretion of a practicum agency, you may be declined access to a practicum placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search (the cost of the Criminal Record Check and the Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility); current immunization records and to meet Saskatchewan Polytechnic immunization requirements prior to entry into practicum; current certification in one of the following must be provided prior to entry into practicum: Professional Assault Response Training (PART), Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education Program (WAVE), Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI); Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) certification that must be current to enter into practicum; evidence of current N95 respirator mask testing prior to entry into the clinical practicum (the cost of N95 respirator mask testing is your responsibility); and evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program. Recertification will be required every three years to remain current. The cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility.

      * 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 June 10, 2022