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Program overview:
START DATE: September
PROGRAM STATUS: Waitlisted for September 2016
SCHOOL: Community & Urban Studies
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 academic years (periods of 8 months)
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Diploma
September 2016
283 - Fennell Campus - Hamilton
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To enable all individuals to achieve quality of life, optimal health and wellness through meaningful participation in recreation and leisure

Already have an Allied degree or diploma? We are pleased to offer the Recreation Therapy Intensive Diploma program -

Recreation Therapy is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program offered at Mohawk's Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ontario.

The purpose of Recreation Therapy is to enable all individuals to achieve quality of life, and optimal health through meaningful experiences in recreation and leisure. Recreation Therapy is a profession which provides service to, and advocates for individuals with physical, mental, social, behavioural or emotional limitations in a variety of settings such as hospitals, long-term care settings, day programs, community-based programs, and mental health centres. (Adapted from TRO)

Students will complete field placements in a variety of community and clinical organizations throughout Ontario.

Mohawk's Recreation Therapy program has the highest overall student satisfaction of any comparable program in Ontario.

This is Recreation Therapy!

This is Recreation Therapy!

Program Highlights

  • Recreation Therapy recognizes leisure, recreation and play as an integral component of quality of life 
  • Learn the theoretical foundation and practical skills to plan, implement and evaluate leisure services for individuals at all stages in life who experience barriers to healthy leisure
  • Complete over 500 hours of field placement experience
  • Work in a variety of therapeutic recreation settings
  • Develop understanding and skills in the Recreation Therapy field for a diverse population of clients
  • Prepares students to practice in Recreation Therapy as recognized by Therapeutic Recreation Ontario
  • Provide services to individuals who have physical, mental, emotional or social limitations that impact their ability to engage in leisure experiences
  • Learn how to use sensory equipment in our on-site Multi-Sensory Lab
  • Follow a systematic process of assessment, goal-setting, program/intervention development, individual and group facilitation, documentation and evaluation
  • Utilize evidence-based practice to create outcome-based interventions suitable to the clients ability
  • Additional Experiential Learning fees will apply. These fees are not included in tuition.

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