University of Waterloo

Therapeutic Recreation

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School:University of Waterloo
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Description:Discover how recreation can improve quality of life for everyone, including people with physical disabilities, people with developmental disabilities, older adults, patients in long-term care, and at-risk youth.

In Waterloo's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) program — one of only 3 in Ontario — you’ll learn how to develop recreation activities and leisure opportunities for people with varying abilities.
URL:Therapeutic Recreation at University of Waterloo
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,810
International: $29,230

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Students interested in the Therapeutic Recreation Major will declare this after completing at least 5.0 units (i.e., after the completion of Year One) by submitting a Plan Modification/Internal Transfer Form ( to the Undergraduate Office for approval. Admission decisions are normally made in May after Winter term grades are available. To be considered for the Therapeutic Recreation Major, students must have completed a minimum of 5.0 units including REC 100, 101, 252, and one of REC 200, 215, 230, or 280. Criteria for admission will normally include an overall average of at least 65% and major average of at least 70% in Recreation courses.

* 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 August 26, 2019

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