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bachelor

Degree

College Diploma in Recreation Therapy

Course code: #0108

bachelor

Degree

College Diploma in Recreation Therapy

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $16,371 CAD

  • Application fee

    $95 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Highlights
Field-Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September Ongoing Ongoing

Overview

College Diploma in Recreation Therapy

Recreation is important for everyone as a way to relax and keep balance in their lives. But for some with physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social limitations, recreation therapy is also a way to connect and participate with others.

Confederation College’s Recreation Therapy program will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to plan, implement and evaluate leisure services for children, adolescents and adults who experience barriers to a healthy leisure lifestyle. 

You will learn how to work with individuals and groups of all ages to assess their needs and interests so you can encourage independent and personally fulfilling leisure lifestyles. 

Coursework includes therapeutic recreation, developmental psychology, program and event planning, communications for community services, administrative practices, physical activity leadership and recreation facilities.

Top Highlights

  • 450 hours of field placement enhance in-class learning by providing hands-on experience
  • Students receive a free membership with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO). Graduates will be able to join TRO, a professional organization designed to support members of this growing field

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$20,171

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,188
Accommodation 1 bed room $3,800
Tuition 1 person $16,371

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency Results
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

79
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listening
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writing
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speaking
-
reading

PTE

54
54
listening
54
writing
54
speaking
54
reading

Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

For IELTS, students from India must have no band lower than 6.0 to meet SDS requirements.

  • Duolingo: 105 (no band lower than 85)

Academic English Program (AEP) - 13 Weeks

There are 5 levels in the Academic English Program. You will be assessed upon arrival and placed in the appropriate level based on your skills if you do not possess current IELTS or TOEFL scores.  

If you do not have a test score from any of these sources, you must do a placement test online before your arrival if you are planning to study in Canada. 

  • The program runs 25 hours per week and each level takes 13 weeks to complete.
  • Level 5 of the program is the equivalent of IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (80), and Duolingo English Test (110).
  • If you begin the program at level 5, you may be allowed to take one academic course outside of your AEP class schedule.

Please note that eligibility to take academic courses will be determined on a case-by-case basis and depending on your IELTS individual scores.

Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) - 9 Weeks (compressed)

Students who have a conditional Offer of Admission and have the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 overall with no band lower than 6.0 may be admitted to the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP). 

This compressed course takes 9 weeks (July & August) and runs Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (36 hours per week)

This program will allow students to start their academic program in September upon successful completion of IAEP.


Academic background and requirement

  • A high school/senior secondary diploma.

Career opportunities

  • Public health Educator
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Recreation Therapy Assistant
  • Recreational Therapist

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