TRC101 - The Role of TR in Wellness and Health Promotion

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Subject Title
The Role of TR in Wellness and Health Promotion

Subject Description
Students develop an understanding of the core terms used within the health promotion field and how it applies to therapeutic recreation. After exploring the history of health promotion in Canada the appropriate contexts in which recreation therapists engage in health promotion activities will be discussed. The determinants of health will be investigated, along with the challenges to health experienced by individuals and communities in a variety of contexts. Theoretical concepts and models in health, wellness, health behavior, communication, therapeutic recreation and health promotion will underpin the course. By the end of the course, practical applications in therapeutic recreation will be solidified within these theoretical foundations.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the development of health promotion as a discipline in Canada.
  2. Develop health promotion terminology within therapeutic recreation applications.
  3. Analyze the determinants of health within the therapeutic recreation field using a social ecological perspective.
  4. Outline the role of a recreation therapist within the context of health promotion and wellness.
  5. Appraise the strengths and weaknesses of health promotion models and theories to inform the selection of therapeutic recreation interventions.

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