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.
*Subject to change without notice
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.
None required. Optional resources may be selected by the instructor.
The registration fee for this course is $620.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better 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.