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    Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation Degree

(Co-op)

Program Code:DTR
Campus:King
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Start Dates:Fall,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Program Description

The Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program is a new interdisciplinary degree that provides you with the skills and knowledge you will need to assess, design, implement and evaluate therapeutic interventions for clients. Therapeutic interventions are activities in recreation, social settings, arts and crafts that are designed to achieve therapeutic outcomes in the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual domains. The activities are purposeful interventions designed to prevent health problems in an individual or group or to rehabilitate an individual’s or group’s capacity to obtain their full potential.

Canada’s health care system has moved toward an interdisciplinary–team approach, with professional teams comprised of specialists from a variety of studies— key among them, recreation therapists. As a graduate of the Therapeutic Recreation degree program, you will work collaboratively with doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other recreation therapists to meet your clients’ needs.

In this program, you will gain foundational knowledge and expertise in related health disciplines including health sciences, recreation, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy and psychology.

In semesters six, seven and eight, you will have the opportunity to select one of six employment–enhancement ‘streams‘. Students may wish to take the interdisciplinary stream or focus on addictions, community development, mental health, physical rehabilitation or wellness. These streams allow you to increase your knowledge in a specialized area and gain an added advantage in the workplace.

Field Work

During semesters five through eight, you will complete unpaid field placements of approximately one day per week.

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has the largest number of health and social agencies in Canada, as well as one of the most culturally diverse populations in the world. The diversity of populations in the GTA and the large number of agencies serving their needs provide students of the Therapeutic Recreation degree program with a wide choice of co–op and field placement opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for candidates with distinguished academic records in their high school careers. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students based on merit and financial needs.

Diploma to Degree Transfer

If you have already graduated from a program in Recreation and Leisure Services or Social Service Worker – Gerontology, you will be eligible for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average including:
      • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics: any (U) level Mathematics
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s).

Prior to Field Placement

  • A current clear police record check

Fees

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Your Career

Become a recreation therapist. Earn your bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and your career will include assessing the wellness needs of your clients and then designing, implementing and evaluating therapeutic interventions for people who need them. You could pursue a career in a number of settings, including hospitals, health clinics, rehabilitation centres, mental health centres, homes for the aged, community centres, family services centres, correctional facilities, boys and girls clubs, schools and camps.

Co-operative Education

This program’s co–op work–term is a valuable opportunity for you to practice in the therapeutic recreation field. Your co-op experience in this program is a 14–week placement at an approved site. Your co–op co-ordinator will help you prepare for, select and contract with an approved co–op agency and provide you with support throughout your learning experience in the field.

Field Work

During semesters five through eight, you will complete unpaid field placements of approximately one day per week.

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has the largest number of health and social agencies in Canada, as well as one of the most culturally diverse populations in the world. The diversity of populations in the GTA and the large number of agencies serving their needs provide students of the Therapeutic Recreation degree program with a wide choice of co–op and field placement opportunities.

Diploma to Degree Transfers

If you have already graduated from a program in Recreation and Leisure Services or Social Service Worker – Gerontology, you may be eligible for transfer credit in the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

 Employment Enhancement Stream Options:

The Therapeutic Recreation degree is designed so that the students have a choice of one of six “employment enhancement streams”. The six streams are: Addiction, Community Development, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Wellness and an Interdisciplinary stream.

Please note that not all streams will be offered at one time. The number of streams available to students will be dependent upon enrollment, sufficient student interest and/or industry demand.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ENG106 Writing Strategies 3
HSC102 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HUM109 Survey of Canadian Health and Social Programs 3
REC105 Recreation and Leisure Studies 3
TRC101 The Role of TR in Wellness and Health Promotion 3
TRC103 Professional Ethics for TR Practitioners 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HSC203 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HSC205 Clinical Biomechanics and Kinesiology 3
LSO260 Introduction to Psychology 3
REC208 Introduction to Leadership Theories 2
SWO202 Lifespan Development 3
TRC201 Assessment and Program Planning for Therapeutic Recreation 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
LSK303 Life Skills 2
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications 3
PHY301 Exercise Physiology 3
PHY305 Disease Process 3
TRC302 Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activities in TR 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR407 Preparing for Field Work and Co-op 3
LSL404 Abnormal Psychology 3
LSO403 Group Dynamics 3
SWO400 Theories of Counselling 3
TRC402 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions I 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR507 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 7
SCO501 Cognitive and Developmental Disorders 3
SWO504 Understanding Addiction 3
TRC502 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II 3
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology 3
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 2
 
Winter Course Name Hrs/Wk
CWT650 Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR607 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 7
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
STRXXX Stream Option 3
STRXXX Stream Option 3
STRXXX Stream Option 3
CPP700 Co–op Integration and Career Planning 1
 
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
REM701 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis 3
FTR707 Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork 7
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
STRXXX Stream Option 3
STRXXX Stream Option 3
 
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR807 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 3
REM801 Applied Research Paper in Therapeutic Recreation 4
TRC803 Business Management for TR Services 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
STRXXX Stream Option 3

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Writing Strategies
Anatomy and Physiology I
Survey of Canadian Health and Social Programs
Recreation and Leisure Studies
The Role of TR in Wellness and Health Promotion
Professional Ethics for TR Practitioners
 
Semester 2
Anatomy and Physiology II
Clinical Biomechanics and Kinesiology
Principles of Psychology
Introduction to Leadership Theories
Lifespan Development
Assessment and Program Planning for Therapeutic Recreation
 
Semester 3
Life Skills
Interpersonal Communications
Exercise Physiology
Disease Process
Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activies in TR
Liberal Studies Elective
 
Semester 4
Preparing for Fieldwork and Co-op
Abnormal Psychology
Group Dynamics
Theories of Counselling
Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions I
Liberal Studies Elective
 
Semester 5
Co-op Professional Practice
Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork (1 day per week)
Cognitive and Developmental Disorders
Understanding Addiction
Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II
Introduction to Sociology
 
Winter
Co-op Work-Term
Semester 6
Co-op Integration and Career Planning
Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork (1 day per week)
Liberal Studies Elective
Stream Option
Stream Option
Stream Option
 
Semester 7
Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork (1 day per week)
Research Methods and Statistical Analysis
Liberal Studies Elective
Stream Option
Stream Option
 
Semester 8
Consolidation Seminar Fieldwork (1 day per week)
Applied Research Paper in Therapeutic Recreation
Business Management for TR Services
Liberal Studies Elective Stream Option

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimum overall acceptable achievement for progression.

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a 7-year term starting July 21, 2009. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Email: Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Email: Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Email: Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Sharon McCleave
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55239
Email: Sharon.McCleave@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Victoria Poe
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55801
Email: Victoria.Poe@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mona Nouroozifar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Email: Mona.Nouroozifar@senecacollege.ca
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