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Program length  

2 years

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $11,679.00

International
Total: $30,603.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 50% in Biology 30 or equivalent
  • completion of the Therapeutic Recreation Certificate program or equivalent and/or permission from the Program Chair is a requirement for admission to the diploma program
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Further Opportunities

Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.

Transferability

The following program courses have university transfer credit:

Diploma program graduates are eligible for block transfer credit into the following post-secondary programs:

Athabasca University

  • Bachelor of Health Administration (up to 42 credits)
  • Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services (up to 60 credits)
  • Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) in Human Science (30 credits)

NAIT

  • Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management

Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)

  • Bachelor of Health Science (up to 57 credits)
  • Bachelor of General Studies (up to 60 credits)

University of Calgary

  • Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation

University of Lethbridge

  • Post-Diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences
    • Graduates who achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 are eligible for third-year admission

Additional credit transfer agreements with various institutions are currently in negotiation. For the most recent and up-to-date information on transfer agreements, refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide.

Additional Certification

Professional Membership

The diploma program meets the requirements for professional registration by the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association, and allows students to continue on to pursue university degrees. Diploma graduates are eligible to become professional members of the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association.

Career Potential

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be qualified to work in continuing care, assisted living centres, hospitals, lodges, and mental health and day program settings.

For more information on related careers see:

Visit the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association for more information on this career.