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On-line Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

Course Code: THRT 1100
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: Flexible delivery ranging over 2-15 weeks
Learning Format: Online
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This online course is for therapeutic recreation (TR) practitioners with at least two years of experience in the TR field who are preparing to earn credit toward a therapeutic recreation credential. Students will work with an instructor within an online environment and will learn how to use various methods of communication to support their completion of a wide range of prior learning assessments.

Course Content

Self-assessment of therapeutic recreation knowledge, attitudes, values and skills.

  • Reflection practices to demonstrate knowledge, attitudes, values and skills.
  • Ways to link personal learning evidence to TR diploma and or degree themes and course learning outcomes.
  • Resources that can be used for feedback.
  • Development of learning objectives and plans to bridge gaps and improve abilities.
  • Locating new learning resources and opportunities.

Critical thinking and problem solving across multiple contexts.

  • Strategies to link learning to a variety of assessment situations.
  • Strategies to problem solve issues as they arise, seeking assistance when necessary.

Communication Skills.

  • Timely, regular, respectful communication in on-line course environment.
  • Writing to show depth and breadth especially through on-line technologies.
  • Investigation, incorporation and sharing of helpful resources.
  • Soliciting, receiving and incorporating feedback.
  • Professional skills such as meeting time lines, resolving conflict, and cooperating.

Computer related technologies.

  • Knowledge and use of on-line course tools and skills in an on-line environment.
  • Knowledge and use of distance based communications such as e-mail, phone and web cameras.

Methods of Instruction

  • Student self-directed on- line learning
  • 1:1 instruction

Means of Assessment

  • On-Line quizzes
  • Self-assessments
  • Reflective narratives
  • Case studies
  • Interviews
  • Audio and/or Videotaped demonstrations

THRT 1100 is a Mastery course.

Courses earned as a result of THRT 1100 On-line Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition will be graded in the same way as stated in each course’s Curriculum Guideline.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate self-assessment of therapeutic recreation knowledge, attitudes, values and skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving across multiple contexts.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication techniques.
  4. Demonstrate computer related technologies.

course prerequisites

Permission of Faculty

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.