Recreation Therapy

Train for a career in one of the fastest-growing professions. This rewarding health-centred field provides program graduates with the opportunity to make a positive impact on individuals’ quality of life. Through assessments, planning and program delivery, Recreation Therapy graduates will help others lead more fulfilling and independent lives. Students have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in a 400-hour applied work experience before transitioning to the workplace.

Start Date

September 2023

Program Length

Two years, Full-time


Fort Frances


Ontario College Diploma
Canadore College

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with ENG4C or ENG4U, equivalent, or mature student test.


Tuition (Estimated)
$2720.24 per semester


Aimee Beazley
(807) 274-2796

Your Future Career

Recreation Therapy graduates can expect to work in

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Municipal recreation centres
  • Hospitals
  • Social service agencies
  • Children’s treatment centres
  • Centres for addiction and mental health

Related Programs


REC105 Leadership
REC117 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
REC132 Recreation Essentials
REC134 Aging the Therapeutic Recreation
REC140 Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
CMM125 College Communication
CLT100 Canada's First People
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC137 Program Design in Therapeutic Recreation
REC147 Disease and The Human Body
REC150 Therapeutic Recreation for Diverse Populations
PSY100 Foundations of Psychology I
REC145 Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
REC238 Assessment and Documentation I for Therapeutic Recreation
REC239 Research Methods
REC260 Outdoor and Adventure Recreation
REC264 Leisure Education for Therapeutic Recreation
REC256 Practicum - Therapeutic Recreation (100 hours)
GENED General Education Elective
REC232 Volunteer Management
REC274 Assessment and Documentation II for Therapeutic Recreation
REC276 Professionalism and IPC in Therapeutic Recreation
REC278 Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation
REC257 Placement - Therapeutic Recreation (245 hrs)
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