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Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation

NorQuest College - Edmonton Campus NorQuest College - Edmonton Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023, Sep 2022

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 17732

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 155

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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84

TOEFL

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50%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Learn how to enhance your clients’ quality of life through leisure activities. Gain knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate individual and group therapeutic recreation and social activities, and explore the concepts, theory, and practical experiences related to leadership and critical thinking.

You will learn how to enhance your clients' quality of life through leisure activities. The program will prepare you to work with a variety of client groups in different care settings.

Both a certificate and diploma are available:
The Certificate year (Year 1) Therapeutic Recreation – certificate focuses on the knowledge and skills required to plan, implement, and evaluate individual or group therapeutic recreation and social activities.
The Diploma year (Year 2) focuses on the concepts, theory, and practical experiences related to leadership and critical thinking in order to prepare graduates to work more independently.

Student Success
Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • Are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands.
  • Have access to a vehicle to travel to complete their clinical practice.
  • Have access to a computer and basic computer skills
  • Applicants are requested to review the job requirements listed below and assess their ability to fulfill the demands of the therapeutic recreation occupation.

Working in therapeutic recreation, you must be able to:

  • Work shifts and weekends
  • Be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Use your knees, back, and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength
  • Be comfortable taking a leadership role in groups of all sizes
  • Work with clients of all ages, cultures, and genders
  • Function effectively independently, on a team, and in stressful situations
  • Demonstrate adaptability and critical thinking skills

Practicum/Work Experience :- This program includes two practicums totalling 640 hours

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 84.0  Minimum Listening - 21.0  Minimum Reading - 21.0  Minimum Writing - 21.0  Minimum Speaking - 21.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59.0  Minimum Listening - 56.0  Minimum Reading - 56.0  Minimum Writing - 56.0  Minimum Speaking - 56.0  
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

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):

    English Language Arts:
    • ELA 30-1 (Grade 12): 50%
    • ELA 30-2 (Grade 12): 70%
    • ESLG 1898: 50%• ESLG 1860: 70%
    Biology:
    • Biology 30(Grade 12) : 50%

6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
84 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

17732

Tuition Fee
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CAD 155

Application Fee
(CAD)

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Check program website for more information about funding options.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Visa

When Should I Apply?

4 to 6 months

Bank Account?

No Need

Duration of visa

Course Duration + 3 Months

Time to Wait for Visa

35 Days

Appointment

Required

How can you apply

Cost and Expenses

Fee

Visa Fee

Minimum Funds

833 CAD, 917 CAD

Other Expenses

Medical Fee and more

Examination and Skills

Medical Examination

Required

Language Skills

Required

Work Permit

Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

Work Permit

Till valid study visa

Working Hours

20 hours/week

Documents Required

Study Permit

Social Insurance Number

Study Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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Application

Form or Online

Documents Required

List of Documents

When to Apply

First 3 months

How long does it take?

90 Days

Duration

3 Years

Fees

CAD 255

Scholarships

New Questers International Entrance Scholarship: Great opportunity for new students which allows them to apply for it as soon as they are successfully enrolled in participating programs. Value of Each Scholarship: $1000- Introducing from January 2021 term.

Criteria for Scholarship/Bursary Selection:

  • An international student starting at NorQuest College must have a valid study permit
  • Participating programs in January 2021 term:
    • NorQuest Bridging Program
    • Administrative professional certificate
    • Health Care Aide certificate
    • Community Support worker certificate
  • Student have enrolled full-time into courses before applying
  • Statement of equivalent Alberta marks showing academic standing of 70%/B-/2.7 or higher for post-secondary programs only
  • A personal letter from applicant describing educational and career goals

Bursaries & Awards
At NorQuest College, we offer students the opportunity to receive financial recognition for outstanding achievement, academic excellence, financial need, leadership, community service and contribution to campus life. Scholarships, bursaries and awards are available for students enrolled in a credit program.

NorQuest College offers students who excel in their academics by recognizing them for their outstanding achievements. Besides, awards and bursaries are also awarded for financial needs, leadership qualities, community service and an individual contribution to the campus life. To know more about scholarship and awards click here

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