Specialisation

Key Program - Therapeutic Recreation

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT4002.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

4656.1 Bachelor of Health Science
4656.2 Bachelor of Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Therapeutic Recreation is the link between leisure and health improvement, using recreation as a way to improve quality of life. Therapeutic Recreation graduates work with patients to use leisure activities to improve health and life quality, for example in rehabilitation centres and psychiatric units, special schools, day care centres. aged care facilities, or in local government or community settings. The program combines theory and practice in learning, education programming, aged care, disability and mental health with a comprehensive foundation of the health sciences to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice and high quality care and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams. Evidence-based practice is one of the most important trends in healthcare today and a strong feature of the program. There is room for electives in particular areas of interest opening up a richer experience of university life or a double major in two of the areas of Health Promotion, Health Services Management or Therapeutic Recreation.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Caterina Tannous
Sydney City Campus Internal Dr Andrey Zheluk

Key Program Structure

Professional Accreditation

Accreditation from the Diversional Therapy Association of Australia (for Therapeutic Recreation Key Program) has been granted.

Qualification for this Key Program requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time - Start Year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

400870 Population Health and Society
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
400783 Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871 Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

101614 Psychology and Health
400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
400732 Communication in Health

And one elective

Recommended elective

400277 Health Services Management

Year 2

Autumn session

400867 Approaches to Health Promotion
400244 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

Spring session

400968 Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246 Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

400789 Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health
400252 Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)

And two electives

Spring session

400786 Professional Transition Project
400249 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400254 Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project

And one elective

Full-time - Mid Year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

101614 Psychology and Health
400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
400732 Communication in Health

And one elective

Recommended elective

400277 Health Services Management

Year 2

Autumn session

400244 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400783 Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871 Professional Health Competencies
400870 Population Health and Society

Spring session

400968 Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246 Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300361 Introduction to Human Biology
400867 Approaches to Health Promotion
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health
400252 Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)

Spring session

400786 Professional Transition Project
400249 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400254 Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project

And one elective

Year 4

Autumn session

400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400789 Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health

And two electives

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

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