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Recreation Therapy

Mohawk College

Faculty:School of Community & Urban Studies
Field of Study:Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,716
International: $17,769

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory ancillary fees are included.


Help individuals with disabilities and/or limitations maximize their independence, improve their functioning and experience an optimal leisure lifestyle.

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. Mohawk's Recreation Therapy program has the highest overall graduate satisfaction of any comparable program in Ontario.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have an OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent (70% guideline). Applicants are also recommended to have the following courses or skills: Exercise Science Grade 12 (U), and Recreation and Fitness Leadership Grade 12 (C). Volunteer experience in Recreation Therapy recommended. Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are recommended to have related volunteer or co-op work experience.

    * 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 March 09, 2023