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Career opportunities

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Graduates from Dalhousie's Recreation program are in demand now, as public and private organizations plan for an aging and increasingly diverse population. Therapeutic recreation is a rapidly growing field, and new career opportunities are constantly being created. As a student in our program, you'll not only learn the theory, but also put it into practice in real-world situations before you graduate. You'll be well prepared to start a rewarding career as a member of an interdisciplinary team within the healthcare and recreation sectors.

You might consider careers in the following areas:

  • pediatrics/child life
  • outpatient clinics
  • rehabilitation
  • palliative care
  • psychiatrics/mental health
  • acute care
  • gerontology
  • nursing homes/long-term care facilities
  • home health care
  • retirement communities/senior centres
  • integration rehabilitation programs
  • adaptive sports centres
  • brain injury services
  • addictions services
  • correctional facilities
  • juvenile correctional facilities
  • substance abuse/chemical dependency treatment centres
  • group homes
  • specialty schools/colleges
  • parks and recreation programs
  • summer/specialty camps
  • experiential/outdoor education