Bachelor in Therapeutic Recreation

A bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation (BTR) leads to fulfilling, long-term employment in the health and wellness, social service and recreation sectors.

Once you complete the first year of the Therapeutic Recreation diploma, you can choose to transfer into the degree program. If you've already graduated from the diploma program, you can apply to the degree program and depending on when you graduated, you will receive 56 of the 60 credits you previously earned towards your degree.

The degree is available as a full-time or part-time option (four part-time students are accepted each year), with classes beginning each September at our state-of-the-art Coquitlam Campus. In addition to the skills and competencies picked up in the diploma program, working towards your degree will expand your horizons in these areas:
  • developing behaviour change techniques
  • department and leadership management skills
  • enabling change within communities
  • in-depth leadership and group dynamic skill sets
  • resource management
  • wellness coaching
  • leisure counselling
  • family and community health
  • ethical and decision-making processes
  • research development

For more information on the Therapeutic Recreation degree program, including intake dates, admission requirements and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.

A helping hand

Youtube Video

Therapeutic Recreation grad Katryna Koenig pursued her passion to help others and is now a program co-ordinator at Strive Living Society.