Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation is a growing career field that will give graduates the opportunity to become part of a health service delivery system that addresses the needs of individuals with various disabilities, illnesses and special needs.

This program will focus on leisure and recreation as essential components of an individual’s overall health and wellness. As Recreation Therapy workers, graduates will assist clients with leisure and recreational opportunities in ways that contribute to clients’ health, independence, and well-being.

Graduates of this program will be prepared with the skills necessary to develop approved recreation and leisure activities. The training will emphasize various program designs for the clinical/hospital, geriatric, psychiatric, long-term care, and general recreation and community settings. Graduates will be diverse in their potential employment opportunities and will be equipped to work in many different settings. These include clinical, community, and entrepreneurial settings as well as private agencies and non-profit organizations.

Admission and Administration Requirements

Academic Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (Transcript and/or diploma to be forwarded to the College); or
  • Mature students who do not meet the education prerequisites may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following conditions are met:
    • Applicants are at least 19 years of age at the time of application;
    • Applicants have been out of school for at least one year;
    • Applicants complete the standardized assessment instrument and obtain the result of high school equivalence on all subtests;
    • Applicants present a certified copy of grades for the highest educational level attained.
Administration Requirements:
  • Completion of Keyin College’s official application form;
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable).  It must be noted that this is an additional cost for the processing of your application.
  • International applications are subject to a $250 application processing fee (non-refundable)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Certificate of Conduct
  • Applicants must be bondable
Therapeutic Recreation Courses View
  • Communications
  • Document Production I
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Employment Plus
  • Database Applications
  • Introduction to Adolescent Care
  • Concepts of Recreation, Leisure & Play
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
  • TR and Older Adults I
  • TR and Older Adults II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Leisure Counseling Skills
  • Management and Leadership Strategies
  • Mental Illness and Addictions
  • Adapted Recreation
  • Recreation & Youth Development
  • Introduction to Outdoor Recreation
  • Client Outcomes in TR Service Delivery
  • Introduction to Program Planning
  • TR in Health Promotion & Rehabilitation
  • TR & The Nature of Disabilities
  • TR Intervention: Exercise Program
  • Improving Quality of Life in Caregiving
  • TR Assessment
  • TR Processes & Techniques
  • Clinical Support Skills
  • Disabling Conditions
  • Health Issues: Nutrition
  • Health Issues: Personal Care
  • Leisure Education
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Program Design in TR
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Personal Development
  • Creative Design & Presentation
  • Work Term

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