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 Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate
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SchoolBow Valley College
LocationCalgary, AB, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 8,400
DegreeCertificate
Honours
Co-op
Length5 Month(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
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Cost
National: $1,715

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DescriptionRecreation therapy aides support the efforts of recreation therapists in enhancing the quality of life for clients. You will work to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of clients in a variety of settings including hospitals and assisted living homes, by implementing activities such as sports, dance, board games, music, or crafts. This certificate is designed for health care aides looking to boost their employability, and can be taken while you are working. It builds on your skill set as a caregiver and applicants must currently be working in a caregiving role in the health care field.

This program begins every Fall term. Its curriculum has been recently updated and enhanced to provide the best possible opportunities for professional development and learning pathways. You will complete four months of part-time study which includes both online components and on-campus workshops held twice per month. In January, you will complete four weeks of practicum for a total of five months. Practicum shifts may include evenings, nights, and/or weekends.
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