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Make a real, positive difference in the lives of people facing disabilities, injuries, social isolation and other challenges with a career in the field of recreational therapy. Help children, adolescents, adults and seniors improve their overall health and well-being and live full, independent lives through fun and leisure activities.

The two-year Therapeutic Recreation Diploma will prepare you to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a wide range of leisure services for people with barriers to participating in leisure activities. Such services might include arts and crafts, dance, music, sports, games, aquatics and group outings. You will have the opportunity to apply classroom theory in real-life situations through two semesters of practicum work in health-care or social-service settings.

Job prospects are good

Recreational therapy is used in the fields of gerontology, paedology, psychology, rehabilitation and more. As a diploma graduate, you can find work as a recreation assistant, program planner, recreation leader and activity worker in a variety of settings, including hospitals, mental-health centers, long-term care homes, rehabilitation centers, correctional facilities, youth assessment centers and group homes. From 2019 to 2029, there will be almost 6,000 new job openings for recreation program leaders (and related positions) in B.C., with an average salary of $38,500 per year.

Complete a bachelor’s degree

The diploma program fulfills the requirements of years one and two of the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program at Douglas College.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Approximately 90 percent of graduates find employment within six months, working in various health, social service and recreation agencies:

Hospitals
Long-term care facilities for older adults
Youth assessment centres
Rehabilitation settings
Group homes
Mental health settings
Adult day centres
Rehabilitation centres
Correctional facilities
Municipal recreation centres
Agencies working with people with developmental disabilities

Graduates hold a variety of positions:

Recreation Aides/Assistants
Program Planners
Recreation Leaders
Activity Workers
Activity Programmers
Recreation Therapist (in some settings)

TRANSFERRING TO DEGREE PROGRAMS
Douglas College Bachelor in Therapeutic Recreation

Students currently in the Diploma Program may choose to transfer to the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation Degree. They must decide at the end of the first year to either continue in the Diploma Program or move into the Degree Program. Graduates of the Therapeutic Recreation Diploma Program can apply to the Bachelor Degree Program as a Third Year Access student. Depending on the year of graduation, diploma grads will receive 56 to 60 credits towards their degree.

Degrees Outside of Douglas College

Those with a Therapeutic Recreation Diploma will receive a two-year block credit towards the following university degree programs:

The University of Calgary Community Rehabilitation Degree, through distance education with groups meeting in the Lower Mainland for study and collaboration with other students.
The University College of the Fraser Valley Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care.

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Faculty of Applied Community Studies

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เต็มเวลา (4 ภาคศึกษา)

ค่าเรียน
CAD$18,360.00 (฿ 484,688) ต่อปี
วันปิดรับสมัคร

31 May 2022

เริ่มเรียน

ประมาณ กันยายน 2022

สถานที่

Coquitlam Campus

1250 Pinetree Way,

COQUITLAM,

British Columbia (BC),

V3B 7X3, Canada

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สำหรับนักเรียนนานาชาติ

High school graduation and minimum 17 years of age by the first day of class; and

Minimum overall grade average of “C” or 60% or equivalent in the final year of high school; and

Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs

English Language Proficiency:

B.C. high school English 12: minimum grade C.
TOEFL: iBT minimum score 83.
IELTS (Academic Module): minimum overall score 6.5. For post-degree and post-baccalaureate diploma programs, minimum score of 6.0 for each band.
Successful completion of four courses at ACE Level 2 and three courses at ACE Level 3 at Douglas College.

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