PART-TIME | PORTAGE CAMPUS THERP-CT Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults

Program Outline

You must successfully complete 20 courses and two field works to graduate from this program.

Recommended first courses of study:

  • TR - Computer Applications (COMP-1164)
  • Academic Communication (DCSP-1001)*
  • TR - Foundation to Therapeutic Recreation (RECF-1045)
  • Interpersonal Communication 1 (COMM-1170)
  • Introduction to Gerontology (HCAP-1006)

The following order is recommended:

  • Therapeutic Fitness Leader (RECF-1035)
  • TR - Leisure Concepts (RECF-1046)
  • TR - Assisting with Dignity (WRKS-1034)
  • TR - Cognitive Impairment (RECF-1047)
  • TR - Valuing Diversity, Faith & Culture (RECF-1049)
  • TR - Dealing with Loss & Palliative Care (RECF-1050)
  • TR - Group Dynamics & Interdisciplinary (RECF-1048)
  • TR - Program Planning (RECF-1052) 
  • TR - Adaptations & Intervention (RECF-1001)
  • Specialized TR Applications (RECF-1023)
  • TR - Infection Control Workshop (WRKS-1033)
  • TR - Documentation Skills (RECF-1051)

These workshops are recommended closer to Field Work:

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (SEMR-9078)
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR (HEAL-1846)
  • WHMIS (SAFE-1028)


  • TR - Field Work - Community Based (PRAC-1052)
  • TR - Field Work - Facility Based (PRAC-1053)

Note: Students require a C+ in each course to successfully complete the program. The workshops and field works are based on a Pass/Fail.

* Academic Writing (EDUA-1002) can be taken in lieu of Academic Communication (DCSP-1001). This will be a one-way credit only towards the Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults Certificate Program.

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