The Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Course is an overview of the history, philosophy, concepts, and issues in the field of therapeutic recreation. The helping nature of the recreation therapist role and the importance of self-awareness within the profession will be addressed. The importance of leisure activities and the common barriers to recreation participation are discussed. Introductory information will be provided and discussed on a wide range of disabilities, medical conditions, therapeutic support environments, and conceptual models of therapeutic service.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Johnathan Pathmanathan is a recreation therapist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Seneca College. Utilizing a person-centred and constructivist approach to teaching, he places an emphasis on ensuring that the classroom is a diverse and culturally supportive environment for his students to learn. In his spare time, Johnathan enjoys going out for hikes, exercising and finding the best places to eat in the city.
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Who Will Benefit From The Course
This course is beneficial for those interested in additional training in gerontology and people who are currently recreational therapists or therapist assistants, kinesiologists, care aides, or foreign-trained health care professionals.
- August 04, 2021 – October 13, 2021
- Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
- Webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm PST
- Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities
- Therapeutic Recreation a Strengths Approach, 2nd Edition. Lynn Anderson and Linda Hyene. Venture Pub. 2021. ISBN: 978-1-95281-522-5.
The registration fee for this course is $620.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.