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  • Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

    Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation


Program Code: DTR

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Evaluate the appropriateness of specific physical and psychosocial conditions to the scope of practice of therapeutic recreation.
  • Assess the physical and psychosocial needs of clients within the scope of therapeutic recreation.
  • Design and implement individual and group therapeutic recreation interventions to rehabilitate, maintain, or enhance a client’s optimum potential for physical or psychosocial functioning using a variety of practices.
  • Identify and network with both formal and informal community resources.
  • Develop and case-manage therapeutic recreation care plans.
  • Educate, counsel, and train micro, mezzo, and macro level clients in the value and application of therapeutic recreation.
  • Utilize research skills, and demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills, to identify and evaluate, or to develop, best practices for therapeutic recreation.
  • Budget, procure, and allocate resources for therapeutic recreation interventions.
  • Complete all documentation requirements for therapeutic recreation interventions.
  • Utilize program planning and community development skills to develop effective therapeutic recreation programs.
  • Develop a process to recruit, hire, train and supervise paid and voluntary staff appropriately.
  • Discuss human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, physical rehabilitation and disease processes as they relate to therapeutic recreation.
  • Discuss the history, theories, principles, scope of practice, ethics and legislation related to therapeutic recreation.
  • Summarize human development and how it affects clients and informs therapeutic recreation interventions at different stages across the age span.
  • Discuss mental health issues, addictions, dementias, intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities as they relate to therapeutic recreation.
  • Discuss wellness and health promotion issues, practices, and resources as they relate to therapeutic recreation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity.
  • Work independently, take initiative, multi-task, meet deadlines, utilize appropriate stress reduction practices, and work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication skills.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge, understanding and appreciation of global, political, cultural and economic issues.