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undergraduate

Degree

Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Course code: #DTR

undergraduate

Degree

Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $19,007 CAD

  • Application fee

    $95 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    65 out of 100

Highlights
Field-Placement
Research Project
Work Term

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start& deadline Deadline
Fall-September 31-August-2023 2023-08-31
Winter-January 31-December-2023 2023-12-31

Overview

Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

In this four-year degree program at Seneca College, you will learn to assess, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation interventions to work with future clients in a strength-based approach. 

The purpose of therapeutic recreation is to help clients achieve their highest quality of life and to live life as fully and independently as possible. 

Therapeutic recreation interventions are leisure activities designed to achieve goals and outcomes within the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, spiritual and/or environmental domains. 

As a student of this program, you will gain essential knowledge and expertise in the core foundational theories and concepts within therapeutic recreation and various related areas. 

Within the program's final years, you will explore application-based learning to increase your understanding of program delivery and adaptations, which will be an added advantage in working with diverse populations and settings.

This program is the only GTA-located Therapeutic Recreation degree available in Ontario

It is both an academic and professional degree focuses on a specific field of study and is often more research-oriented.

Students will be able to apply their knowledge in four placements and one full work term throughout the degree program. This provides students with hands-on experience and network connections to leverage upon graduation.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Create and conduct client assessments
  • Develop therapeutic recreation program plans and goals
  • Implement various therapeutic recreation interventions
  • Evaluate and document therapeutic recreation programs and client progress
  • Research

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$27,657

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,144
Accommodation 1 bed room $8,650
Tuition 1 person $19,007

Hourly wage

Min wage

16.55 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Photo and signature pages of your passport.
  • Your academic record in your native language and official/certified English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

84
21
listening
21
writing
21
speaking
21
reading

PTE

60
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo: Minimum score 115 to 120

As an international student, you have the option of learning English at Seneca's English Language Institute (ELI) before starting your professional program. 

There are eight (8) levels in the ELI that are seven (7) weeks in length each. There are six (6) start dates per year: January, March, May, July, September and November.

If you apply to a professional program and you do not meet Seneca’s English requirements, you may receive an Offer of Admission to your program that is conditional upon completion of the English Language Institute.

The college will use your English test score to place you in the most appropriate ELI level. If you do not have an English score, you will take a placement test when you arrive on campus.

ELI LevelDuolingoTOEICIELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTCambridgeEIKEN GradePTE Academic
Level 110 - 2510 - 2252.0 (all bands 2.0)0 - 12<1424 - 5 (419)10 - 20
Level 230 - 40230 - 2952.5 (all bands 2.5)13 - 19<1423 (1456)21 - 25
Level 345 - 50300 - 3953.0 (all bands 3.0)20 - 29 (S/W 8)<142Pre-2 (1728)26 - 30
Level 455 - 60400 - 4953.5 (all bands 3.5)30 - 39 (S/W 10)<142Pre-2 (1854)31 - 35
Level 565 - 70500 - 5704.0 (all bands 4.0)40 - 49 (S/W 12)142 - 1462 (1980)36 - 40
Level 675 - 80575 - 6454.5 (all bands 4.5)50 - 59 (S/W 14)147 - 1532 (2141)41 - 45
Level 785 - 90650 - 7205.0 (all bands 5.0)60 - 69 (S/W 16)154 - 161Pre-1 (2304)46 - 50
Level 895 - 100725 and above5.5 (all bands 5.5)70 - 79 (S/W 18)162 - 168Pre-1 (2467)51 - 57
Levels 6, 7 and 8: ELI plus Seneca subjects. Earn up to four Seneca credits while in the ELI.

 

Fee itemsFees per Session (7 weeks / 1 level)Fees per Semester (14 weeks / 2 levels)
Tuition$3,269.25$6,538.50

After finishing Level 8, You will receive a Certificate of Standing from the ELI and you will be automatically registered in your program at Seneca. You will not have to take another English test.


Academic background and requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including six Grade 12 U or M courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant.

Mature applicants applying to degree programs must be 19 years old by the first day of scheduled classes and have been away from high school for at least two years

Mature applicants must meet all program-specific prerequisite courses. Pre-admission testing is not permitted to meet degree program prerequisites.

  • Required courses with a minimum final grade of  65% in each:
    • English: Grade 12 ENG4U

China

  • Minimum grades of 75% or B in 6 major subjects, including program-required subjects in the final year of high school

Supporting Documents

  • 3-year senior high school transcripts
  • Academic proficiency test (APT Graded) (Xueye Shuiping Ceshi) or upper middle school graduation exam (Huikao)
  • National college entrance examination (Gaokao)

India

  • Minimum grades of 65% in all grade 12 subjects. Must have program-required subjects in the final year of high school

Supporting Documents

  • Grade 12 and grade 10 certificates awarded by CBSE or CISCE, with transcripts that clearly indicate the grades in percentage. or
  • Grade 12 predictive grades and grades 10 certificates, with a transcript that clearly indicate the grades in percentage (for the conditional offer only)

Additional Notes

  • Grade 10 math cannot be considered equivalent to grade 12 math.
  • Grade 10 science cannot be considered equivalent to grade 12 biology/chemistry.

Iran

  • Minimum grades of 65% (13 out of 20) in 5 subjects, including program-required subjects in the final year of high school

Supporting Documents

  • Upper secondary high school diploma (certificate of completion of secondary education)
  • Transcript (secondary school education report card)

Career opportunities

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

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