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
  • Specialized training and certifications to meet the needs of an aging population
  • Students complete 430 hours of field work experience
  • Therapeutic Recreation Ontario student membership
  • Parks and Recreation Ontario student membership

Career Opportunities

  • Long-term care facilities/adult day programs/retirement homes
  • 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
  • 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 2017Closed
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Open
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not 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.