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  • Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

    Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Program Code: DTR

Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate 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.