Curriculum Guideline

Therapeutic Recreation (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPTRT
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Therapeutic Recreation Dipl
Date of First Offering
Start Term
202210
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation
Length of Program
Two years
Credits
61.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Attendance at an Information Session is strongly recommended. 
  • Admission to the Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation program is contingent upon suitability and readiness for the program.

Suitability is determined on the basis of awareness of self and others, life/work experience and overall personal readiness.

    • Applicants will submit:

      • A Letter of Intent outlining the reasons a candidate has chosen this program, long and short term goals, and strengths and limitations as a candidate.

      • A program application form.

      • An up-to-date resume.

      • A minimum 2 letters of reference with one being from a current (within 1 year) employer, teacher or instructor.

      • A personal interview may be required.

    • Due once an offer of admission is made:

      • A Criminal Record Check – Applicants will receive instruction from Enrolment Services once an offer of admission has been made.

      • A tuition deposit to secure seat (full-time applicants only)

    • Note: A negative TB test or Chest X-Ray, flu shot and proof of current vaccinations will be required for most practical experiences.

     

More admission and program details are available in the Prospective Student Guide.

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 61 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Students in the Therapeutic Recreation diploma program are required to attain a minimum of 60% ( C letter grade) in all courses utilized for credit towards a Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation in order to progress in the program.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

BIOL 1104*

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

3.00

CFCS 2432

Understanding Aboriginal Perspective and Experiences

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

PSYC 1130

Lifespan Human Development

3.00

THRT 1101

Therapeutic Recreation Foundations

3.00

THRT 1102

Leisure & Community Recreation

3.00

THRT 1122

Professional Skills and Person-Centred Approaches in Therapeutic Recreation

     3.00

THRT 1203

Recreation Leadership I

3.00

THRT 1204

Principles and Practices of Health

3.00

THRT 1205

Communication Skills for Recreation and Health Professionals

3.00

THRT 2301

TR Process I

3.00

THRT 2306

Inclusive Leisure Practice

3.00

THRT 2307

Valuing Diversity: Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health

3.00

THRT 2308

Older Adulthood: Psychosocial Issues and Therapeutic Recreation

3.00

THRT 2309

Physical Fitness: Theory and Application in Therapeutic Recreation

3.00

THRT 2333

Therapeutic Recreation Practice I: Diploma

3.00

THRT 2406

Recreation Leadership II

3.00

THRT 2407

Therapeutic Recreation and Physical and Developmental Disabling Conditions

3.00

THRT 2408

Older Adulthood: Chronic Health Conditions and Therapeutic Recreation

3.00

THRT 2444

Therapeutic Recreation Practice II: Diploma

4.00

Total Credits

 

61.00

*BIOL 1103 and 1203, 1105 and 1205, or 1109 and 1209 can be substituted for BIOL 1104.