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Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults

Learn to plan and deliver recreational programs that promote wellness in older adults.

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in therapeutic and recreational programs and services for older adults.

Learn to run programs in personal care homes, extended hospital care, adult day centres, assisted living communities and other settings.

In addition, you will learn to plan, promote, deliver and evaluate effective programs for clients in personal care homes, extended hospital care, adult day centres, assisted living and other community-based programs. You will also explore workplace safety, privacy and health regulations through written assignments, group projects, oral presentations and engaging classes.

  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    9 months
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe
  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Year-round registration available
  • Locations
    Notre Dame Campus and Online
  • How to Enrol
    Quick registration
  • Program Length
    Variable

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

Prepare for a career as a therapeutic recreation facilitator for older adults.

Part-time Delivery: Flex Ed Benefits

Flexible education is at the core of RRC Polytech’s part-time programming. Take advantage of a wide variety of programs, courses, seminars and workshops that help you quickly get the skills you need, when and where you need them.

TERM 1

Learn by practicing. Explore theory in a classroom setting before applying your knowledge and building practical experience through a practical component at a local facility.

ADVANCE, CHANGE OR START YOUR CAREER

Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.

LEARN ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.

TAKE CLASSES ONLINE OR IN PERSON

Tell us how you’d like to learn. Our part-time programs and courses are available online, in person at campuses across Manitoba or as a combination of both.

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Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Recreation coordinator
  • Therapeutic recreation facilitator
  • Recreation programmer
  • Therapeutic recreation activity coordinator
  • Recreation aide
  • Therapeutic recreation specialist

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Build the practical skills and experience you need to succeed in your career.
Instructors with recent and relevant industry experience provide invaluable insights and career advice.
Study remotely on your schedule.
Build excellent teamwork skills.
Develop key skills such as communication and time management.
Our training gives you an excellent idea of what the work is really like.

Graduate Success

The program has proven to be a rewarding experience for graduates.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

94% – NEW GRADS HIRED

Dedicated instructors and access to connections in the recreational programming field mean a truly exceptional experience and build the confidence and skills you need to succeed after graduation.

100% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

Having field-connected instructors teaching modern courses means having all the relevant tools to learn.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

In addition to being highly educated, instructors have experience in the recreational programming field, ensuring up-to-date training.

“I love the fact that the program instructors all have active careers alongside their instructing. It was nice to relate to real-world examples rather than just theoretical. Having the real applications was great.”

Sibu Thomas, RRC Polytech Graduate

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults program, you are patient and team-oriented. You also excel at listening and multitasking.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Creative
  • Empathetic
  • Outgoing
  • Planner
  • Results-oriented

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Positive attitude

INTERESTS

  • Health
  • Safety
  • Hygiene
  • Care
  • Communication

All the Information You Need

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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LOCATION, DATES AND FEES

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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OTHER INFORMATION

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DATES AND FEES

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LIST OF COURSES

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Quickly gain the skills you need to stay ahead of evolving industries and reach potential employers. Register today and take advantage of a flexible, part-time education designed to boost your potential and help you achieve your career goals.

FINANCIAL AID

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and bursaries to help tackle your financial needs.

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