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    Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation Degree

(Co-op)

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

Program Description

The 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 Therapeutic Recreation degree 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 Therapeutic Recreation degree 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 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 Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program.

Important Academic Dates

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

Courses

 Employment Enhancement Stream Options:

The Therapeutic Recreation degree is designed so that the students have a choice of one of six “employment enhancement streams”. The six streams are: Addiction, Community Development, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Wellness and an Interdisciplinary stream.

Please note that not all streams will be offered at one time. The number of streams available to students will be dependent upon enrollment, sufficient student interest and/or industry demand.

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.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ENG106 or
ENG105
Writing Strategies or
Critical Thinking and Writing
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
LSK303 Life Skills 2
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications 3
PHY301 Exercise Physiology 3
PHY305 Disease Process 3
TRC302 Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activities in TR 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR407 Preparing for Field Work and Co-op 3
LSL404 Abnormal Psychology 3
LSO403 Group Dynamics 3
SWO400 Theories of Counselling 3
TRC402 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions I 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR507 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 7
SCO501 Cognitive and Developmental Disorders 3
SWO504 Understanding Addiction 3
TRC502 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II 3
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology 3
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 2
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT650 Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR607 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 7
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
XXXXXX Stream Option 3
XXXXXX Stream Option 3
XXXXXX Stream Option 3
CPP700 Co–op Integration and Career Planning 1
 
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
REM701 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis 3
FTR707 Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork 7
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
XXXXXX Stream Option 3
XXXXXX Stream Option 3
 
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FTR807 Consolidation Seminar / Field Work 3
REM801 Applied Research Paper in Therapeutic Recreation 4
TRC803 Business Management for TR Services 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
XXXXXX Stream Option 3

Stream Option Courses
Addiction Hrs/Wk
PSY602 Social Psychology 3
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
 
Community Development Hrs/Wk
CDV601 Community Organizing 3
PSY602 Social Psychology 3
CHE603 Aspects and Influences in Community Health 3
CDV704 Public Relations 3
CDV705 Volunteer Management 3
CDV806 Fundraising 3
 
Mental Health Hrs/Wk
MHE601 Clinical Techniques in Counselling 3
MHE602 Dementia: Classifications and Treatment Modalities 3
MHE603 Psychosocial Assessment 3
MHE704 Crisis Intervention 3
MHE705 Thanatology 3
ADC807 Addictive Behaviour and Interventions 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 ** To Be Announced ** 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 6 courses from any of the other five streams.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Writing Strategies or
Critical Thinking and Writing
Anatomy and Physiology I
Survey of Canadian Health and Social Programs
Recreation and Leisure Studies
The Role of TR in Wellness and Health Promotion
Professional Ethics for TR Practitioners
 
Semester 2
Anatomy and Physiology II
Clinical Biomechanics and Kinesiology
Principles of Psychology
Introduction to Leadership Theories
Lifespan Development
Assessment and Program Planning for Therapeutic Recreation
 
Semester 3
Life Skills
Interpersonal Communications
Exercise Physiology
Disease Process
Adaptive Recreation and Leisure Activies in TR
Liberal Studies Elective
 
Semester 4
Preparing for Fieldwork and Co-op
Abnormal Psychology
Group Dynamics
Theories of Counselling
Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions I
Liberal Studies Elective
 
Semester 5
Co-op Professional Practice
Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork
Cognitive and Developmental Disorders
Understanding Addiction
Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II
Introduction to Sociology
 
Co-op Work Term
Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 6
Co-op Integration and Career Planning
Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork
Liberal Studies Elective
Stream Option
Stream Option
Stream Option
 
Semester 7
Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork
Research Methods and Statistical Analysis
Liberal Studies Elective
Stream Option
Stream Option
 
Semester 8
Consolidation Seminar/Fieldwork
Applied Research Paper in Therapeutic Recreation
Business Management for TR Services
Liberal Studies Elective
Liberal Studies Elective

Stream Option Courses
Addiction
Social Psychology
Addiction/Counselling
Addiction Assessment and Case Management
Special Topics in Addiction Counselling
Gambling Addiction Counselling
Addiction Prevention: Program Development
 
Community Development
Community Organizing
Social Psychology
Aspects and Influences in Community Health
Public Relations
Volunteer Management
Fundraising
 
Mental Health
Clinical Techniques in Counselling
Dementia: Classifications and Treatment Modalities
Psychosocial Assessment
Crisis Intervention
Thanatology
Addictive Behaviour and Interventions
 
Rehabilitation
Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries
Exercise and Chronic Disease
Physical Assessment
Management of Soft Tissue Injury
Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Skills I
Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Skills II
 
Wellness
** To Be Announced **
Wellness in Specific Communities and Populations
Aspects and Influences in Community Health
Applied Nutrition for Specific Populations
Environmental Health Issues
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.

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.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@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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