Program Learning Outcomes - 283

Program learning outcomes outline what Mohawk's graduates need to know and be able to do after they complete this program.

Initially, most program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators. Now, they are reviewed and updated during program review, in consultation with employers, graduates, and current students.

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Vocational Standards

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Assess individual strengths, needs, challenges and interests of people experiencing barriers to healthy leisure, to assist them in meeting their leisure goals.
  2. Collect, record, and report comprehensive client information accurately, in verbal, written and electronic formats in accordance with current ministry guidelines and professional standards.
  3. Develop, implement and evaluate individual and group recreation therapy programs which respond to identified needs, align with assessment results, and adhere to current best practices.
  4. Design leisure education programs and services for clients, families and other health care professionals to promote the personal, social, economic, and health related benefits of recreation therapy services.
  5. Research and analyze recreation therapy theories and practices to enhance professional efficacy and contribute to the development of the profession.
  6. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with clients, inter-professional teams and community service providers in the development and delivery of safe and effective recreation therapy services.
  7. Assist in the development of administrative, financial, and human resource strategies that enhance the delivery of recreation therapy services.
  8. Implement strategies and plans for ongoing personal and professional growth and development within the current and future therapeutic recreation environment.

Essential Employability Skills

All graduates with the following Ontario College credentials, Ontario College Certificate, Ontario College Diploma and Ontario College Advanced Diploma, must be able to reliably demonstrate Essential Employability Skills in a combination of the following 11 skill areas:

  1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  2. Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  3. Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  4. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  5. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  6. Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  8. Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
  9. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  10. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  11. Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions and consequences.

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