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Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Studies in Therapeutic Recreation

University of Regina

Are you interested in an allied health profession? Do you see the value of leisure, recreation, play, and physical activity to individuals and communities? Do you want to help people with illnesses or disabling conditions improve their health, well-being, and/or quality of life?

The therapeutic recreation bachelor’s degree program at the University of Regina will prepare you for a unique health career as a recreation therapist.

Therapeutic Recreation uses leisure, play, recreation, and physical activity as treatment modalities to support purposeful and meaningful interventions that are based on individual strengths and values, and are guided by assessments.

By studying therapeutic recreation, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to use recreational activities that focus on the person, to enhance their quality of life and well-being.

Recreation therapists work in many areas including long-term care, rehabilitation, pediatrics, and mental health and addictions.

The University of Regina has one of only nine therapeutic recreation programs in Canada that prepares you for the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification examination. Completion of the therapeutic recreation degree virtually guarantees that you will be eligible to write the exam to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. More than 90 per cent of U of R therapeutic recreation degree graduates who write the exam pass, well beyond the national average.

Study how leisure, play, and sport are a vital therapeutic component for people with mental or physical health conditions or injuries in this bachelor’s degree program.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
CA$25,050.4 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 years


Jan 2025

Start Month

Dec 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • January 2025
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time