About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0178

Program Highlights

  • Knowledgeable faculty who are leaders in the professional association for Recreation Therapists in Ontario
  • Level One Inclusion Specialist Certificate granted through Variety Village
  • Overnight leadership retreat
  • Therapeutic Recreation Ontario student membership
  • Parks and Recreation Ontario student membership

Graduates will find employment in:

  • Acute, chronic care and other specialized hospitals
  • Facilities/agencies for individuals with psychiatric or developmental disabilities
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Children’s treatment centres
  • Municipal recreation departments
  • Long term care facilities/adult day programs/retirement homes
  • Correctional programs or facilities
  • Community/private agencies aiding people with illness or disability

The teachers have always been there for any question or concern and the program provided so much opportunity to gain valuable experience. I would recommend this program to anyone. It’s a decision that will benefit you for the rest of your career.

Sarah Korevaar, Recreation Therapy Graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0178 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2015Closed
January 2016Not Available
May 2016Not Available
September 2016Waitlisted (What's this?)
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available

Future Study Options

Niagara College offers graduate certificate options in several study areas to qualified college and university graduates. These certificates can add to your existing credentials and prepare you for the world of work.


We maintain articulation agreements with other colleges and universities in Canada and around the world.


Some post-secondary credits can be transferred into any Niagara College program.