Therapeutic Recreation

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Therapeutic Recreation is a diploma program that prepares you to meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of individuals with a diverse range of impairments. Graduates work with other health care professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Therapeutic recreation (TR) uses recreation and leisure as a modality to facilitate independent functioning and enhance quality of life. The program includes three separate practicum experiences that allow you to apply your developing knowledge, skills and abilities in a variety of settings. You will learn how to:

  • apply the TR process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation
  • document client progress
  • use a variety of facilitation techniques to meet individual client goals
  • practice therapeutic recreation based on acknowledged professional standards
  • modify and adapt activities for individuals with a variety of impairments and barriers
  • participate as a member of a health care team

This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.

You will receive instruction and practice in written communication skills needed for the workplace. You will develop effective job search strategies. Emphasis will be placed on communicating a professional image.

Online courses use an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at a time that is convenient ot the student.

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This course introduces you to the study of the human body and how it functions efficiently. The content you will study is of critical importance for the promotion and maintenance of health.

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You will learn the prefixes, suffixes and combining forms from which medical terms are derived. You will also learn medical abbreviations.

This course currently has no offerings.