Therapeutic Recreation (Advanced) (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

Live Online

Part Time: October 01, 2020 – January 07, 2021

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A more intensive course integrating all aspects of therapeutic recreation program delivery and the role of the Recreational Therapist in implementation of program delivery. The course will focus on theory and practice in the various areas of core recreation programming taking into account the role of the Recreational Therapist.

Course Prerequisites

Ashton College Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Course.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Utilize activity analysis and apply to program planning to work with people who may benefit form assistance to improve their quality of life
  2. Evaluate and apply necessary adaptations and interventions to recreation and leisure opportunities to allow for full participation by individuals.
  3. Exhibit the ability to conduct risk assessment, and emphasize professional judgement and ethics.
  4. Implement program plans tailored to the clients needs and abilities
  5. Employ purposeful modalities and facilitation techniques in the delivery of therapeutic recreation activities and/or programs to ensure successful treatment outcomes.
  6. Identify therapeutic recreation activities resources for clientele
  7. Plan, implement and evaluate core program areas and related therapeutic recreation activities.

Topics Include:

  • Therapeutic recreation intervention and how to create a plan
  • Therapeutic recreation programming and how to develop programs
  • Therapeutic recreation program delivery
  • Therapeutic recreation documentation and evaluation
  • Therapeutic recreation and community practice
  • Workplace Problem solving
  • Professional Communication
  • Patient-centered care
  • Workplace Risk Management
  • Professional judgment and ethics

Who Will Benefit From The Program

This course provides additional and supplemental training for those interested in becoming Recreational Therapists, Kinesiologists, Care Aides, and Foreign-trained health care professionals.

Technical Requirements

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.


Live Online

Part Time:

October 01, 2020 – January 07, 2021

  • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars.
  • Webinars will be held on Thursdays 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.


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.

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