Therapeutic Recreation Aide Diploma (Gerontology)

Program Description

You are welcome to attend a free information session to speak to an advisor in person.

Many elderly people live in Care Homes and Assisted Living sites resulting in the need for trained professionals to work as Therapeutic Recreation Aides or Leisure Activity Aides.

This program trains you to provide wellness programs within all domains: physical, mental, social and spiritual. You will learn to provide comprehensive and creative programs that increase the quality of life for individuals living within a care setting. These activities include cognitive programs, music, gardening, fitness, games, social events, outings, entertainment and so much more. Make a difference in someone’s life! If you are a compassionate, resourceful and supportive person who wants a job that really impacts others, this program is for you.

How is this program different from longer Therapeutic Recreation Aide programs?

This program has a specialized focus: it specifically prepares you to work with the elderly (gerontology based). Because older adults are the fastest growing age group in Canada, there are many jobs that require knowledge and skills specific to the elderly — our program reflects this.

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Current Course Offerings

PREREQUISITES – Students should meet all the following prerequisites before registering:

  • English language proficiency; English language assessment is available at all information sessions
  • Grade 12 education level

Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

Course ID 1300-2
Course Cost
Course Schedule
The course below is canceled:
2018-Jan-22 to 2018-Jun-06
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Course Location
Schou Education Centre
4041 Canada Way

The course fee includes books ($175 value) and First Aid Certification. Extra costs include $28 for a Criminal Record Check and $35 for Serving It Right Certification.

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