Course curriculum

  • 1

    April 13th, 2021 - The People We Serve

    • Week One Slides

    • April 13th Live Class

    • Week One Recording

  • 2

    April 20th, 2021 - The People We Serve (Con't)

    • Week Two Slides

  • 3

    April 27th, 2021 - The Work We Do

    • Week Three Slides

  • 4

    May 4th, 2021 - The Work We Do (con't)

    • Week Four Slides

  • 5

    May 11th, 2021 - Environment

    • Week Five Slides

  • 6

    May 18th, 2021 - Person-Centred Programs

    • Week Six Slides

  • 7

    May 25th, 2021 - Person-Centred Programs (con't)

    • Week Seven Slides

  • 8

    June 1st, 2021 - Providing Meaningful Activities

    • Week Eight Slides

  • 9

    June 8th, 2021 - Providing Meaningful Activities (con't)

    • Week Nine Slides

  • 10

    June 15th, 2021- Understanding Dementia

    • Week Ten Slides

  • 11

    June 22nd, 2021 - Programming for Individuals with Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairments

    • Week Eleven Slides

  • 12

    September 14, 2021 - Documentation: Overview

    • Week Twelve Slides

  • 13

    September 21, 2021 - Documentation: Assessment

    • Week Thirteen Slides

  • 14

    September 28th, 2021 - Documentation: Writing Goals and Objectives

    • Week Fourteen Slides

  • 15

    October 5, 2021 - Documentation: Evaluation

    • Week Fifteen Slides

  • 16

    October 12th, 2021 - Narrative Care: Overview

    • Week Seventeen Slides

  • 17

    October 19, 2021 - Narrative Care: Programming and Therapeutic Dolls

    • Week Eighteen Slides

  • 18

    October 26th, 2021 - Music Care: Overview

    • Week Nineteen Slides

Course Description

The Therapeutic Activity Professional course is based upon 90 hours of instruction, designed to give students a theoretical framework of the profession, as well as provide knowledge of specific job functions, including client populations, approaches to care and documentation. A second component of the course, to be completed concurrently, is a 90 hour field-experience practicum, where students will partner with an agency to be mentored by a member of the leadership team, complete assignments and have an opportunity for skills practice.

Goals:

  • Students will develop an understanding of Therapeutic Recreation processes including assessment, goal setting and evaluation.

  • Students will broaden their scope of understanding as it relates to programming of a holistic nature (person centred care).

  • Students will develop professional skills that enable them to excel in a cooperative setting as part of a multi disciplinary team, as well as how to effectively self-manage and lead others in their roles.

  • Students will gain confidence and skills that enable them to effectively educate stakeholders on the value and role of a Therapeutic Activity Professional.