About this Program

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

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.
  • One level of Parks and Recreation Ontario’s High Five Principals of Healthy Childhood Development.
  • Students complete 430 hours of field work experience.
  • 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 mental health or intellectual 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

You are well suited to this program if you…

  • Are detail-oriented and well organized
  • Have good communication skills and able to translate ideas verbally
  • Are a creative, visual thinker and enjoy solving problems
  • Are interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades
  • Enjoy a hand-on approach to learning and physical labour
  • Possess an aptitude for mathematics and problem solving
  • Are committed to a safe working environment

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

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.