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:
This course is targeted for those interested in additional training in gerontology and involved in careers such as:
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools (Zoom for Education) to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.
September 30, 2020 – December 16, 2020
Registration fee for this course is $620.
TextBooks: Stumbo, N., & Peterson, C. (2009). Therapeutic recreation program design: Principles and Procedures. (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pearson Education, Inc.
Solinski, R. & Wickend, S. (2006). HSP 150 Foundations of human services. Scarborough: Thomson Nelson.
This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.