TR Post-Secondary Programs

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy is offered at both the college and university level in Ontario.

Although we make an effort to keep this page up to date, we recommend that you confirm the curriculum by visiting the school websites below.

Please click on the individual schools for more details about admission requirements, curriculum details, practical experience, articulation agreements, etc.


The following link is an Overview of Recreation Therapy Post-Secondary Programs in Ontario.

University Programs

Brock University  Full-time and part-time: both range from 16 months to 4 years

Seneca Polytechnic  Full-time: 4 year, Fast-track: 3 year

University of Waterloo  Full-time: 4 year traditional program (regular) or 5 year co-op program

Graduate Certificate Programs

TR Graduate Certificate Programs are available at the schools listed below. To be eligible for the 1-year certificate, applicants must have obtained a related post-secondary degree or diploma.

Algonquin College

Fleming College

Georgian College

St. Lawrence College

TR/RT Diploma

There are a number of TR/RT diploma programs available in Ontario that offer options for students who have obtained a related post-secondary degree or diploma.

Canadore College  Fast Track Diploma (1 year) also available

Confederation College – Accelerated program also available

Lambton College – Accelerated program also available

Mohawk College – Intensive Diploma (1 year) also available

Niagara College – Fast Track Diploma (16 months) also available

Established in 1999, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) is the only professional association that represents Therapeutic Recreation practitioners in the province.

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