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Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

(Co-op)

Program Code:DTR
Campus:King
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Program Description

The Honours 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 Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation 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 Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation 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 Honours 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) - minimum grade of 65%
      • Grade 12 Mathematics: any (U) level Mathematics - minimum grade of 65%
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 21 years or older and has been out of school for a minimum of two years) with the above prerequisite course(s) or their equivalent(s) with a minimum grade of 65%. All previous postsecondary transcripts should be disclosed and may be used in an admission decision.

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 Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation program.

Important Academic Dates

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

Courses

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.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
ENG105 or
ENG106
Critical Thinking and Writing or
Writing Strategies
HSC103 Anatomy and Physiology for Therapeutic Recreation
REC105 Recreation and Leisure Studies
TRC101 The Role of TR in Wellness and Health Promotion
TRC103 Professional Ethics for TR Practitioners
 
Semester 2
HSC205 Clinical Biomechanics and Kinesiology
LSO260 Introduction to Psychology
TRC201 Assessment and Program Planning for Therapeutic Recreation
TRC203 Leisure Education
TRC302 Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activities in TR
 
Semester 3
HCM305 Principles of Health Conditions and Management I
LLS304 Leadership and Life Skills
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications
PHY301 Exercise Physiology
SWO202 Lifespan Development
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 4
FTR407 Preparing for Field Work and Co-op
HCM405 Principles of Health Conditions and Management II
LSO403 Group Dynamics
TRC402 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions I
TRC803 Business Management for TR Services
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 5
FTR507 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology
SCO501 Cognitive and Developmental Disorders
SWO504 Understanding Addiction
TRC502 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II
 
Semester 6
FTR607 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work
LSL404 Abnormal Psychology
STA863 Statistics for Applied Research
SWO400 Theories of Counselling
plus: Stream Option Course
 
Semester 7
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
FTR707 Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork
HUM709 Analysis of Canadian Health and Social Programs
RSC875 Research Method
plus: Stream Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT650 Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 8
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
FTR807 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work
RSC885 Research Project
plus: Stream Option Course
plus: Stream Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Stream Options
Addiction
ADC602 Addiction/Counselling
ADC603 Addiction Assessment and Case Management
ADC704 Special Topics in Addiction Counselling
ADC705 Gambling Addiction Counselling
ADC806 Addiction Prevention: Program Development
PSY602 Social Psychology
 
Community Development
CDV601 Community Organizing
CDV704 Public Relations
CDV705 Volunteer Management
CDV806 Fundraising
CHE603 Aspects and Influences in Community Health
PSY602 Social Psychology
 
Mental Health
ADC807 Addictive Behaviour and Interventions
MHE601 Clinical Techniques in Counselling
MHE602 Dementia: Classifications and Treatment Modalities
MHE603 Psychosocial Assessment
MHE704 Crisis Intervention
MHE705 Thanatology
 
Rehabilitation
REH601 Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries
REH602 Exercise and Chronic Disease
REH603 Physical Assessment
REH704 Management of Soft Tissue Injury
REH705 Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Skills I
REH806 Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Skills II
 
Wellness
CHE601 Community Organizing
CHE602 Wellness in Specific Communities and Populations
CHE603 Aspects and Influences in Community Health
CHE704 Applied Nutrition for Specific Populations
CHE705 Environmental Health Issues
CHE806 Health and Well Being in Youth
 
Interdisciplinary
Any 6 courses from any of the other five streams.
 

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

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
ENG105 or
ENG106
Critical Thinking and Writing or
Writing Strategies
HSC103 Anatomy and Physiology for Therapeutic Recreation
REC105 Recreation and Leisure Studies
TRC101 The Role of TR in Wellness and Health Promotion
TRC103 Professional Ethics for TR Practitioners
 
Semester 2
HSC205 Clinical Biomechanics and Kinesiology
LSO260 Introduction to Psychology
TRC201 Assessment and Program Planning for Therapeutic Recreation
TRC203 Leisure Education
TRC302 Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activities in TR
 
Semester 3
HCM305 Principles of Health Conditions and Management I
LLS304 Leadership and Life Skills
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications
PHY301 Exercise Physiology
SWO202 Lifespan Development
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 4
FTR407 Preparing for Field Work and Co-op
HCM405 Principles of Health Conditions and Management II
LSO403 Group Dynamics
TRC402 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions I
TRC803 Business Management for TR Services
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 5
FTR507 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology
SCO501 Cognitive and Developmental Disorders
SWO504 Understanding Addiction
TRC502 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II
 
Semester 6
FTR607 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work
LSL404 Abnormal Psychology
STA863 Statistics for Applied Research
SWO400 Theories of Counselling
plus: Stream Option Course
 
Semester 7
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
FTR707 Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork
HUM709 Analysis of Canadian Health and Social Programs
RSC875 Research Method
plus: Stream Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT650 Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 8
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
FTR807 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work
RSC885 Research Project
plus: Stream Option Course
plus: Stream Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Stream Options
Addiction
ADC602 Addiction/Counselling
ADC603 Addiction Assessment and Case Management
ADC704 Special Topics in Addiction Counselling
ADC705 Gambling Addiction Counselling
ADC806 Addiction Prevention: Program Development
PSY602 Social Psychology
 
Community Development
CDV601 Community Organizing
CDV704 Public Relations
CDV705 Volunteer Management
CDV806 Fundraising
CHE603 Aspects and Influences in Community Health
PSY602 Social Psychology
 
Mental Health
ADC807 Addictive Behaviour and Interventions
MHE601 Clinical Techniques in Counselling
MHE602 Dementia: Classifications and Treatment Modalities
MHE603 Psychosocial Assessment
MHE704 Crisis Intervention
MHE705 Thanatology
 
Rehabilitation
REH601 Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries
REH602 Exercise and Chronic Disease
REH603 Physical Assessment
REH704 Management of Soft Tissue Injury
REH705 Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Skills I
REH806 Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Skills II
 
Wellness
CHE601 Community Organizing
CHE602 Wellness in Specific Communities and Populations
CHE603 Aspects and Influences in Community Health
CHE704 Applied Nutrition for Specific Populations
CHE705 Environmental Health Issues
CHE806 Health and Well Being in Youth
 
Interdisciplinary
Any 6 courses from any of the other five streams.
 

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

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ENG105 or
ENG106
Critical Thinking and Writing or
Writing Strategies
3
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
HCM305 Principles of Health Conditions and Management I 3
LSK303 Life Skills 2
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications 3
PHY301 Exercise Physiology 3
TRC302 Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activities in TR 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR407 Preparing for Field Work and Co-op 3
HCM405 Principles of Health Conditions and Management II 3
LSO403 Group Dynamics 3
TRC402 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions I 3
TRC803 Business Management for TR Services 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR507 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 7
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology 3
SCO501 Cognitive and Developmental Disorders 3
SWO504 Understanding Addiction 3
TRC502 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR607 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 7
LSL404 Abnormal Psychology 3
STA863 Statistics for Applied Research 3
SWO400 Theories of Counselling 3
XXXXXX Stream Option Course 3
 
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 2
FTR707 Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork 7
HUM709 Analysis of Canadian Health and Social Programs 3
RSC875 Research Method 3
XXXXXX Stream Option Course 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT650 Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning 2
FTR807 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 3
RSC885 Research Project 3
XXXXXX Stream Option Course 3
XXXXXX Stream Option Course 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Stream Options
Addiction Hrs/Wk
ADC602 Addiction/Counselling 3
ADC603 Addiction Assessment and Case Management 3
ADC704 Special Topics in Addiction Counselling 3
ADC705 Gambling Addiction Counselling 3
ADC806 Addiction Prevention: Program Development 3
PSY602 Social Psychology 3
 
Community Development Hrs/Wk
CDV601 Community Organizing 3
CDV704 Public Relations 3
CDV705 Volunteer Management 3
CDV806 Fundraising 3
CHE603 Aspects and Influences in Community Health 3
PSY602 Social Psychology 3
 
Mental Health Hrs/Wk
ADC807 Addictive Behaviour and Interventions 3
MHE601 Clinical Techniques in Counselling 3
MHE602 Dementia: Classifications and Treatment Modalities 3
MHE603 Psychosocial Assessment 3
MHE704 Crisis Intervention 3
MHE705 Thanatology 3
 
Rehabilitation Hrs/Wk
REH601 Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries 3
REH602 Exercise and Chronic Disease 3
REH603 Physical Assessment 3
REH704 Management of Soft Tissue Injury 3
REH705 Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Skills I 3
REH806 Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Skills II 3
 
Wellness Hrs/Wk
CHE601 Community Organizing 3
CHE602 Wellness in Specific Communities and Populations 3
CHE603 Aspects and Influences in Community Health 3
CHE704 Applied Nutrition for Specific Populations 3
CHE705 Environmental Health Issues 3
CHE806 Health and Well Being in Youth 3
 
Interdisciplinary
Any 4 courses from any of the other five streams.
 

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.

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Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Bridget Devries
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55180
Bridget.Devries@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Bridget Devries
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55180
Bridget.Devries@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Sharon McCleave
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55239
Sharon.McCleave@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Victoria Poe
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55801
Victoria.Poe@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mona Nouroozifar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Mona.Nouroozifar@senecacollege.ca
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