Seneca College

Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation Degree - (Co-op)

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Program Information

School:Seneca College
Faculty:King Campus
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Description:The Therapeutic Recreation Program is a new interdisciplinary degree that provides you with the skills and knowledge you will need to assess, design, implement, and evaluate therapeutic interventions for clients. Therapeutic interventions are activities in recreation, social settings, arts, and crafts that are designed to achieve therapeutic outcomes in the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and spiritual domains. The activities are purposeful interventions designed to prevent health problems in an individual or group, or to rehabilitate an individual’s or group’s capacity to obtain their full potential. Clients now seek out therapeutic recreation as a therapy of first choice.

In DTR, you will gain foundational knowledge and expertise in related health disciplines including health sciences, recreation, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, and psychology. This program’s co–op work–term is a valuable opportunity for you to practice in the therapeutic recreation field. It’s a paid, 14–week placement at an approved site. Your co–op supervisor will help you prepare for, select, and contract with an approved co–op agency, and provide you with support throughout your learning experience in placement.
URL:Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation Degree - (Co-op) at Seneca College
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,702
International: $15,931

All students enrolled in a co-operative education program will be charged an additional, non-refundable, administrative fee. Collection of the fees will commence with the semester in which the first Co-op Professional Practice subject is scheduled, at the rate of $495.00 per work term.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older). Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average including: Grade 12 English - ENG4(U); Grade 12 Mathematics - any (U) level Mathematics. Mature students (age 19 years or older) must submit proof of credits in the above subjects or their equivalent.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 570] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 84] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: Minimum TOEFL score of 570 (paper based) or 84 (internet based with no test below 21), OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no single test score below 6.0), OR CAEL with an overall band score of 60 and Writing 60

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 14, 2016