Recreation Therapy
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How is God glorified through movement and healthy, active living?

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Redeemer students in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Psychology, and Applied Social Science majors can complete the intensive recreation therapy program in the winter semester of their third year and the summer before their final year at Redeemer. Recreation therapy provides service to, and advocates for, individuals with physical, mental, social, behavioural, or emotional limitations through meaningful experiences in recreation and leisure in a variety of settings.

Recreation Therapy is a dual enrolment option offered in partnership with Mohawk College. Upon graduation students will have completed both a Bachelor's degree and a diploma.

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Right from the start, you're earning a degree that provides the depth, practical knowledge and skills, and the Christian perspective that will set you apart in the workforce.

By partnering with Mohawk College in your third year, you can graduate with an additional diploma in Recreation Therapy, solidifying your skill set and preparing you to serve God by compassionately serving those with limitations through recreational activities.

Eligible Programs


Bachelor of Kinesiology Honours Major

Physical Education

Major Minor


Major Honours Major Minor



Beyond the Classroom

The Recreation Therapy dual-enrolment program is a partnership that allows Redeemer students to enter Mohawk College’s program after two-and-a-half years at Redeemer. Students then complete one semester of study and one summer internship at Mohawk and then return to Redeemer for their last semester. Up to five Redeemer students will be accepted into the Mohawk program each semester.

Explore the benefits of Experiential Learning
After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s recreation therapy program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Recreation Therapy
Redeemer’s Recreation Therapy Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Recreational therapists
  • Resident program managers
  • Chronic care therapeutic recreationists
  • Day program coordinators
  • Residence services coordinators
  • Activationists
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • Registered members of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO)
  • MA in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Postgraduate certificate in Brain Disorders Management
  • Post Graduate certificate in Mental Health and Disability Management
  • MA in Recreation and Leisure Studies

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