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1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 1V8

Therapeutic Recreation (Graduate Certificate)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Health & Community Studies
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Description This Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, delivered in a 12-month consecutive format, prepares students for a career in the field of recreation therapy. Recreation therapists work with individuals facing key health issues, cognitive, physical and/or mental health challenges across the lifespan from children, youth, adults to seniors. Students develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge to use the tools of recreation and leisure to ensure people of all ages and abilities have a healthy social, physical, emotional and cognitive lifestyle. Students develop advanced knowledge of how to complete client assessments, create individualized and group programs and document client outcomes. Students apply a variety of facilitative techniques to promote meaningful recreation and leisure participation, improve functional ability, and enhance quality of life and wellness. Through collaboration, teamwork, research and professional involvement, students learn to adapt, implement and evaluate recreation activities to meet the needs of people in a wide range of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centres, municipal community programs and mental health agencies. Through a combination of theory and industry-based work terms, students gain theoretical and practical knowledge and experience.
Website: Therapeutic Recreation (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
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Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band. OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent credential in a health-related or human services field.

    * 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.

    Last Updated: December 26, 2018