Therapeutic Recreation

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Therapeutic Recreation

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Post-Graduation Work Permit

The in-person delivery of this program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students.

What it costs for September 2022

The amounts listed are based on a full-time course load and are estimates, so should not be used as actual numbers. All amounts listed are in Canadian (CAD) currency.

If you are planning on taking a part-time course load, try our tuition and fees estimator to get an idea of how much it will cost you.

Tuition estimate+ Fees estimate= Total estimate
Term 1 $2,534.40 + $1,067.50 = $3,601.90
Term 2 $2,534.40 + $718.50 = $3,252.90
Term 3 $1,425.60 + $633.50 = $2,059.10
Term 4 $2,572.20 + $966.50 = $3,538.70
Term 5 $2,229.24 + $817.50 = $3,046.74
Term 6 $1,200.36 + $126.50 = $1,326.86
Total estimate $12,496.20 + $4,330 = $16,826.20

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Tuition estimate+ Fees estimate= Total estimate
Term 1 $6,544 + $1,067.50 = $7,611.50
Term 2 $6,544 + $718.50 = $7,262.50
Term 3 $3,681 + $633.50 = $4,314.50
Term 4 $6,570.60 + $966.50 = $7,537.10
Term 5 $5,694.52 + $817.50 = $6,512.02
Term 6 $3,066.28 + $126.50 = $3,192.78
Total estimate $32,100.40 + $4,330 = $36,430.40

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NorQuest College Student Financial Aid helps you see the financial resources you are eligible for. The Therapeutic Recreation program qualifies for several funding options.

Courses for September 2022

You must complete 27 courses to graduate. Courses are listed by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in two years as a full-time student. See Part-time study options for what you should know if you choose to study part-time.

Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.

Elective: One three-credit undergraduate university transfer course offered at NorQuest College or elsewhere.

​​Credits needed for full-time status: 9 credits per term

Online courses

Online courses provide a flexible option for students to take some or all of the theory portion of the program part-time in their home communities. It may take up to three years to complete the program online and students are recommended to consult with the program area regarding the timelines. All program-specific courses must be completed within five years of beginning the program. Students who are looking to complete most of the program online should be aware that:

  • theory components are offered online anytime, with up to two online real-time sessions per course. Courses are facilitated by instructors via email, telephone, or videoconference. Assignments and exams must be completed by specific dates.
  • lab components are offered in person at the Edmonton campus. You need to be on campus for in-person labs a total of six days during Year 1, and a total of four days during Year 2.
Term 1 - 16 weeks, 6 courses
Term 2 - 16 weeks, 6 courses
Term 3 - 8 weeks, 3 courses
Term 4 - 16 weeks, 5 courses
Therapeutic Recreation: Client Assessment TRDC20013 credits
Principles of Psychology PSYC1060 (O)3 credits
Therapeutic Recreation: Program Design TRDC20023 credits
Therapeutic Recreation: Intercultural Care Across the Lifespan TRDC20053 credits

Electives - select 1 course

One three-credit undergraduate university transfer course offered at NorQuest College or elsewhere.Elective3 credits
Term 5 - 16 weeks, 6 courses
Term 6 - 8 weeks, 1 course

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