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

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 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not 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.