Course Description

The Therapeutic Activity Professional course is based upon 90 hours of instruction, designed to give students a theoretical framework of the profession, as well as provide knowledge of specific job functions, including client populations, approaches to care and documentation.

A second component of the course, to be completed concurrently, is a 90 hour field-experience practicum, where students will partner with an agency to be mentored by a member of the leadership team, complete assignments and have an opportunity for skills practice.


  • Students will develop an understanding of Therapeutic Recreation processes including assessment, goal setting and evaluation.

  • Students will broaden their scope of understanding as it relates to programming of a holistic nature (person centred care).

  • Students will develop professional skills that enable them to excel in a cooperative setting as part of a multi disciplinary team, as well as how to effectively self-manage and lead others in their roles.

  • Students will gain confidence and skills that enable them to effectively educate stakeholders on the value and role of a Therapeutic Activity Professional.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Session One: The People We Serve

    • Week One Slides

    • March 15 Live Class

    • Learning Journal Options

    • Week One Recording

  • 2

    Session Two: The People We Serve (Con't)

    • Week Two Slides

    • Practicum Exercises

    • Suggested Learning Journal Topics (Choose One or Both)

    • Suggested Learning Journal Topics (Choose One or Both)

    • March 22nd Live Class

    • Week Two Recording

  • 3

    Session Three: The Work We Do

    • Week Three Slides

    • The Wellness Tree

    • Suggested Learning Journal Topics

    • March 29th Live Class

    • Week Three Recording

  • 4

    Session Four: The Work We Do (con't)

    • Week Four Slides

    • Practical Exercise Time Sheet

    • Suggested Learning Journal Topics

    • April 5th Live Class

    • Week Four Recording

  • 5

    Session Five: Environment

    • Week Five Slides

    • Suggested Learning Journal Topic

    • April 12th Live Class

    • Week Five Recording

    • Environmental Assessment Form

  • 6

    Session Six: Person-Centred Programs

    • Week Six Slides

    • April 19th Live Session

    • Language Resource Documents

    • Week Six Recording

  • 7

    Session Seven: Person-Centred Programs (con't)

    • Week Seven Slides

    • Activity Needs Assessment

    • April 26th Live Session

    • Week Eight Slides

    • Week Seven Recording

  • 8

    Session Eight: Documentation: Overview

    • Week Eight Slides

    • May 3rd Live Session

    • Week Eight Recording

    • Working/Not Working Document

  • 9

    Session Nine: Documentation: Assessment

    • Week Nine Slides

    • May 10th Live Session

    • Week Nine Recording

  • 10

    Session Ten: Documentation: Writing Goals and Objectives

    • Week Ten Slides

    • May 17th Live Session

    • Week Ten Recording

  • 11

    Session Eleven: Documentation: Evaluation

    • Week Fifteen Slides

    • May 24th Live Session

    • May 24th Recording

  • 12

    Session Twelve: Volunteers

    • May 31st Live Session

    • Week Twelve Recording


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