|Fall 2020||Orangeville, Orillia|
Students learn to provide client centered, 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 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
- Post-secondary diploma or degree, with a specialty in health or human services.
Applicants will be asked to submit a current resumé. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.
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.
- TREC 1002 - Assessment Processes of Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1003 - Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1004 - Adapted Recreation for Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1005 - Recreation Therapy with Selected Populations (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1012 - Therapeutic Relationships in Recreation Therapy (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1014 - Biological Sciences in Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1007 - Leisure Education (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1008 - Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1009 - Organizational Leadership: Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1010 - Facilitative Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1011 - Research in Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1015 - Nature of Disabilities in Therapeutic Recreation (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- TREC 1017 - Internship (Semester 3 / 560 hours)