Therapeutic Recreation grad takes passion to work

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Katryna Koenig learned a valuable lesson during the summers she spent working at wilderness camps for youth. She saw how a fun, recreational setting can open people up to personal growth and positive change. 

That’s why it was no surprise she decided to pursue a career in therapeutic recreation – a field in which she can use leisure activities to help improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities and other challenges. 
“I believe therapeutic recreation is a platform for success for people because we focus on their strengths,” Katryna says. 
She researched therapeutic recreation programs across Canada, but decided to study at Douglas because of its strong reputation. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Katryna quickly landed a full-time job. She is now a project coordinator at Vancouver’s Strive Centre, a support centre for people with brain injuries, mental illness and other issues. 
“I’m so glad I have this opportunity to use my skills and my passion to help people,” she says. 
Interested in doing what Katryna does? Come to an info session for the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program. 
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