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Campus
Duration
8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree
School
Recreation & Environmental Studies

About the Program

In this interdisciplinary degree program, you will learn to assess, design, evaluate and implement therapeutic interventions for future clients. Therapeutic interventions are activities designed to achieve outcomes in the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual domains. As a student of this program, you will gain essential knowledge and expertise in related health disciplines such as health sciences, recreation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology. In semesters six and eight, you will have the opportunity to select professional stream options to increase your knowledge in a specialized area and gain an added advantage in the workplace.

Canada’s health care system has moved towards an interdisciplinary-team approach, therefore, as a graduate of this program, you will move on to work collaboratively with doctors, nurses, psychologists and other therapists in the work force.

Scholarship opportunities are available if you previously achieved distinguished academic records in high school. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available based on merit and financial needs.

Work Experience

Mandatory Degree Work Term

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. The work term(s) may be a paid or unpaid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the work term(s) is required for graduation.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for the mandatory degree work term regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:

  • Health clinics

  • Hospitals

  • Rehabilitation centres

  • Mental health centres 

  • Family service centres

  • Correctional facilities

  • Schools and camps

Related Careers

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Client assessments
  • Evaluation and implementation of therapeutic intervention

  • Therapeutic intervention activities