Douglas College

Therapeutic Recreation


Make a positive difference in the lives of people living with physical and mental health challenges through a career in recreation therapy. Through purposeful leisure and recreation interventions, you can help children, adolescents, adults and seniors improve their overall health and well-being and live full, independent lives.The two-year Therapeutic Recreation Diploma prepares you to plan, implement and evaluate a wide range of programs for people with barriers to participation in leisure activities. Such programs could include individual or group fitness, cognitive activities, creative arts, gardening, cooking, adapted sports, nature and outdoor activities. You will have the opportunity to apply classroom theory in real-life situations through two semesters of practicum work in healthcare or social service settings.

British Columbia
Program Duration:
2 years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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