Therapeutic Recreation Certificate
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Therapeutic Recreation Certificate

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
OnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
JanOnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
MayOnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
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Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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Program length

1 year

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $6,221.50

International
Total: $16,881.50

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 50% in Biology 30 or equivalent
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Admission Requirements

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 50% in Biology 30 or equivalent

Conditional or provisional admission may be granted to applicants who are missing admission requirements after satisfying other conditions. See Admissions Process for more details.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.

Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following test scores:

  • CLBA: no section score below 8
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5; no section score below 6
  • TOEFL iBT: 84; no section score below 21
  • CELPIP General: 8; no section score below 7
  • CAEL: 60; no section score below 60
  • minimum of 80% in ESLS 8000 or ESLS 8100, and 80% in ESLW 8000 or ESLW 8100; or minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and ESLG 1861

Note: ELP is a separate requirement from the English academic admission requirement.

Practicum/Work Experience Requirements

The following are not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend your practicum. There may be additional costs associated with completing these requirements.

  • Successful completion of all prerequisite courses.
  • Successful completion of a pre-practicum assessment (written and practical).
  • The following courses are required; certificates will be awarded upon completion:
    • XHLT 1200. For the duration of your practicum, you must hold BLS for Health Care Providers certification that has been completed within the last 12 months.
    • XHLT 1070. For the duration of your practicum, you must hold It’s Your Move certification that has been completed within the last 12 months.
  • Clear Police Information Check. The original Police Information Check must be submitted in person, or by mail. Photocopies, faxes, scans, or emails are not accepted. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
  • Up-to-date immunization record. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
  • Completion of the confidentiality and user agreement for AHS or Covenant Health.
  • Read and sign the HSPNet consent form (390KB pdf).

Submit required certificates and forms listed above (unless otherwise indicated):

International students must obtain a co-op work permit before beginning the work-integrated learning component of the program. A medical exam may also be required. See Co-Op Work Permit for more information.

Online Delivery

Students in the Therapeutic Recreation online program will be required to attend an on-campus workshop for assessment of practical skills before starting their practicum experience. Tutorial support is also available.

Progression

Students progress through the program by achieving the prerequisites for each course in each term as outlined in the college calendar. If students are not successful in a course, this may lengthen their time in the program. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required to be considered in good academic standing in the program.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify to graduation, students must pass all courses.

Honours Criteria

  • Overall grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.7
  • The student must not have failed or repeated any courses