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CAD 17974

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100

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24 months


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Program Overview

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)

Program Highlights

  • At Mohawk, we are committed to providing the best experiential learning through the integration of theory and practice. Our commitment to experiential learning is supported by faculty who understand its value.
  • As a student in the program, you will receive a student membership with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO).
  • Develop facilitation practice skills while taking a course in a community RT setting.
  • Experiential learning through the integration of theory and practice which is supported by faculty who understand its value.
  • Mohawk College’s Therapeutic Recreation curriculum has been successfully reviewed and determined to be in alignment with the Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO), and Essential Competency Framework (ECF).  As a result, graduates of this program (283, 963) are eligible to apply for the Registration designation with the Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) upon graduation. 
  • individual and group presentations are a core competency in the program

What you'll learn

  • 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.
  • Recognize leisure, recreation, and play as integral components of quality of life.
  • Assess needs and passions of an individual to provide person centred care.
  • Focus on inclusion and empowering to help people live their fullest life despite any limitations.
  • How to give back as much power and choice as possible back to the participant.
  • Provide services to individuals who have physical, mental, emotional or social limitations that impact their ability to engage in leisure experiences.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent. (70% guideline)

6.5 IELTS Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 100

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12000 Per year

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