TRTG 116 – Therapeutic Recreation Therapy Leadership


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: Therapeutic Recreation Leadership and Programming Human Kinetics Canada Publishing 2010

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 learn the essentials aspects of professional practice while developing a leadership mind-set. The book focuses on the day-to-day responsibilities of the therapeutic recreation specialist (TRS) while integrating ethical considerations into each aspect of the job.


North Bay Campus or Online –


Part I. Establishing a Foundation for Ethical Practice
1. A mindset for Ethical Therapeutic Recreation Leadership
2. Therapeutic Recreation Principles, Values, and Practice Models (Review)
3. Programming Planning Approaches and the Therapeutic Recreation Process (Review)
4. The Blended Role of Therapeutic Recreation Leadership

Part II. Creating the Structure of Therapeutic Recreation Practice
5. Common Concerns of Therapeutic Recreation Practice
6. The Therapeutic Recreation Toolkit: Programs, Benefits, and Implementations (Review)
7. Therapeutic Recreation Leadership: Strategies for Growth and Learning
8. Evaluation of Practitioners, Programs, and Participants (Review)

Part III. Applications of Therapeutic Recreation Leadership
9. Unit-Wide Programming
10. Leading Therapeutic Recreation Groups
11. One-to-One Therapeutic Recreation Services
12. Therapeutic Recreation Leadership for the 21st Century

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Student understands how to ensure the delivery of client-centred, leisure-based programs are responsive and reflective of client’s strengths and interests.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student understands the value of continuous learning that supports professional practice and skill development.