Therapeutic Recreation (Advanced) (Online)

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    39 hours

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Part-Time:September 19, 2023 - November 28, 2023

Schedule: Webinars will be held Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm PST


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This course changed my understanding of recreation in a better way. I want to say thank you to our instructor Johnathan, he did an amazing job teaching us all the topics of recreation therapy and he gave us so much knowledge. I would recommend this course to everybody.

Miranda Mandic

Advanced Therapeutic Recreation Course Overview

Our advanced course is a more intensive course integrating all aspects of therapeutic recreation program delivery and the role of the Recreational Therapist in the 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.

Learning Objectives

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

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

Topics Covered

  • 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-centred care
  • Workplace Risk Management
  • Professional judgment and ethics

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Live Online Students

Ashton College offers education for all students with a unique online learning approach. A synchronous learning component provides real time interaction and immediate feedback. We use real time interactive sessions, breakout rooms, and screen-sharing. An asynchronous learning component allows students to work at their own pace. Our asynchronous learning materials include recorded real time lectures, online readings, and discussion forums. We encourage students, if possible, to use both components so as to enjoy interactivity and community of real-time learning as well as studying at their own pace. This approach ensures students have support and resources to achieve their educational goals.

For synchronous sessions, 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 program/course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. As such, PTIB did not review the program/course.

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