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8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in January 2021. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.


As a leader in academic pathways, we offer a range of options that will allow you to take your credential further in another Seneca program or a program at a partner institution.

To learn more about your eligibility, visit the Academic Pathways web page.

List of available pathway options for this program


Advanced Entry

The chart below shows the number of semesters remaining to complete the degree and your start term options based on the diploma program you completed.

To learn about your eligibility visit the admission requirements page.

Program January start May start September start
Fitness & Health Promotion 6 semesters 5 semesters 6 semesters
Recreation & Leisure Services 6 semesters 5 semesters 6 semesters
Social Service Worker – Gerontology 6 semesters 5 semesters 6 semesters
Physical Fitness Management (Cambrian) 5 semesters 5 semesters No entry
Recreation Therapy 5 semesters 5 semesters 6 semesters

Students are also required to complete a work term.

May start: Students who choose to start in the May start will incur an extra course fee in one to two semesters in order to complete the degree in the specified time (this does not apply to graduates of Cambrian’s Physical Fitness Management diploma who start in May).

Recreation Therapy graduates: Due to course availability, graduates will complete the DTR degree in six semesters plus a work term if they choose to start in September.

Fitness & Health Promotion, Recreation & Leisure Services and Social Service Worker – Gerontology graduates: Due to course availability, graduates of these diploma programs will have a longer path to completion if they enter the DTR degree in the January or September term.