Curriculum Guideline

Therapeutic Recreation (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPTRT
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Therapeutic Recreation Dipl
Date of First Offering
Start Term
202010
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
61.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Attendance at an Information Session is strongly recommended
  • Successful completion of at least 45 hours of supervised work (paid or volunteer) in recreation services for people with disabilities or older adults within the year prior to the application date of April 1.
  • A Letter of Intent outlining the reasons a candidate has chosen this program, long and short-term goals, and strengths and limitations
  • An up-to-date resume - highly recommended
  • Department Eligibility Form
  • Informed Medical Suitability Declaration indicating satisfactory level of physical and emotional health after application to the Therapeutic Recreation Program
  • Preferential Admission Evidence - see below
  • A personal interview may be required. If an interview is required, it will occur after April 1 and the applicant will be notified
  • NOTE:  Applicants who have completed 9 or more post-secondary credits must be in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 1.5) for admission to any CFCS program.

Due once an offer of admission is made:

  • A Criminal Record Search (CRS) -  Applicants will receive the form from the Registrar's Office once an offer of admission has been made
  • A TB test - a negative TB test or Chest X-Ray done within the past two years

More admission and program details are available in the Prospective Student Guide.

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 61 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Students in the Therapeutic Recreation diploma program are required to attain a minimum of 60% ( C letter grade) in all courses utilized for credit towards a Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation in order to progress in the program.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following three options:

BIOL 1105

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3.00

BIOL 1103

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3.00

BIOL 1109

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3.00

Select one course from the following three options:

BIOL 1205

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3.00

BIOL 1203

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3.00

BIOL 1209

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3.00

Required Courses:

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

PSYC 1130

Lifespan Human Development

3.00

THRT 1101

Therapeutic Recreation Foundations

3.00

THRT 1102

Leisure & Recreation Foundations

3.00

THRT 1201

Recreation Program Planning

3.00

THRT 1203

Leisure, Recreation and Health Throughout the Lifespan

3.00

THRT 1204

Principles and Practices of Health

3.00

THRT 1205

Communication Skills for Recreation and Health Promotion Professionals

3.00

THRT 2301

Assessment and Program Planning in Therapeutic Recreation

3.00

THRT 2306

Inclusive Leisure Practice

3.00

THRT 2307

Valuing Diversity: Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health

3.00

THRT 2308

Older Adulthood: Psychosocial Issues and Interventions

3.00

THRT 2309

Physical Fitness: Theory and Application in Therapeutic Recreation

3.00

THRT 2333

Therapeutic Recreation Practice

3.00

THRT 2406

Recreation Leadership in Small Groups

3.00

THRT 2407

Value Diversity: Therapeutic Recreation and Physical and Developmental Disabling Conditions

3.00

THRT 2408

Chronic Health Conditions and Therapeutic Recreation

3.00

THRT 2444

Therapeutic Recreation Practice II: Diploma

4.00

Total Credits

 

61.00