If you enjoy working to improve the lives of seniors and the elderly, the Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology program may be right for you.
This versatile, two-year diploma is the only therapeutic recreation diploma in Canada specializing in gerontology. Your studies will prepare you to work with this growing population, learning the skills necessary to plan and execute recreational activities, including functional intervention, leisure education and recreational participation programming. You’ll also develop a well-balanced understanding of the aging process. Trained practitioners are in high demand.
Employment opportunities are found in hospital settings, long-term care, assisted living, adult day programs and other human and health related support agencies.
The Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology program has transfer agreements with several universities, enabling a seamless transfer upon completion of the diploma.
The Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology program is offered online through eCampusAlberta.
Follow the link below to visit the institution’s program page for information on admission requirements, the application process and course breakdown.