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Recreation Therapy Aide

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

www.bowvalleycollege.ca
Recreation therapy aides support the efforts of recreation therapists in enhancing the quality of life for clients. You will work to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of clients in a variety of settings including hospitals and assisted living homes, by implementing activities such as sports, dance, board games, music, or crafts. This certificate is designed for those with work experience or education in health or human services looking to boost their employment opportunities. This program begins every Fall term. Its curriculum has been recently updated and enhanced to provide the best possible opportunities for professional development and learning pathways. You will complete four months of study which includes both online components and on-campus workshops held twice per month. In January, you will complete four weeks of practicum for a total of five months. Practicum shifts may include evenings, nights, and/or weekends.
Contact

Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements
Academic requirements
  • Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent

OR:

  • Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing

OR:

  • Satisfactory results on the Bow Valley College Admissions Test

AND:

Pre-practicum requirement
  • A current Police Information Check (PIC) must be submitted prior to practicum placements. The existence of a criminal record may postpone or prevent clinical, practicum, or field work placements and, subsequently, successful completion of the program.
  • Immunization requirements must be met prior to participating in practicum placements. Details will be provided after being accepted into the program. Up-to-date immunizations are valid for the duration of the program.
Additional recommendation

Distance Delivery Options

Blended


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $1,388.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $825.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $327.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 23, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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