Frequently Asked Questions - Therapeutic Recreation Program

Q: Can I take the program online/blended delivery? 

A: Yes, we offer admission into an online/blended, part-time cohort. There will be one week during the program where students will travel to Alberta to complete two courses in a condensed time frame (approximately one week). The practicum is full-time, 15-week placement with a CTRS supervisor and must be completed during the degree. Students can complete the program part-time in 3.5 years (depending on the number of courses taken per semester).

Q: Can I take the program at the main campus? 

A: Yes, If you attend the main campus the majority of your classes will be taught in a classroom setting, although students should be prepared to complete a few online courses throughout the program. Students who attend main campus full-time can complete the program in two years. 

Q: I possess an undergraduate degree in a related field and wish to be a Certified Recreation Therapist Specialist, can I enter the program?

A: Yes, we have an after degree option for both our on campus and online/blended formats for those who have an approved undergraduate degree (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours from a recognized degree-granting institution).

Q: How long do I have to complete the program? 

A: All degree requirements must be completed within six (6) years of completion of the first Therapeutic Recreation/Health Sciences course used for credit towards the degree. 

Q: I already completed some of the support courses in my diploma program, do I have to retake them? 

A: Yes. Because we are granting students a block transfer of two years towards a four-year degree no additional transfer credit will be granted. Students also need to take these classes to ensure that they are meeting NCTRC requirements which are included in our courses.