TRTG 101 – Foundations Of Therapeutic Recreation


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student with Wonderlic SLE min. cut score minimum 14 on test
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program
  • Textbook: Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation, Second Edition Human Kinetics Canada Publishing 2019

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 45 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education


In this subject, students will be introduced to foundational concepts that are essential for understanding the therapeutic recreation profession. Students will also be exposed to contemporary models of practice, including significant attention to strength-based models and approaches to practice.


North Bay Campus or Online –


Part I. Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

  1. Considering Therapeutic Recreation as Your Profession
  2. History of Therapeutic Recreation
  3. Professional Opportunities in Therapeutic Recreation
  4. Models and Modalities

Part II. Potential Areas of Practice

  1. The Therapeutic Recreation Process
  2. Therapeutic Reaction and Mental Health
  3. Therapeutic Recreation and Development Disabilities
  4. Therapeutic Recreation and Physical Rehabilitation
  5. Youth Development and Therapeutic Recreation
  6. Therapeutic Recreation and Senior Population
  7. A Global Perspective of Therapeutic Recreation
  8. Envisioning the Future; Therapeutic Recreation as a Profession


Apply the foundational concepts when working within the therapeutic recreation profession.