Recreation and Leisure Services


If you enjoy working with people in a leadership or organizing role, then recreation is the perfect career choice for you. Recreation professionals plan and administer recreation and leisure service programs and facilities for people of all ages and interests. Today more than ever, people are seeking to improve their quality of life through enjoyable recreation and leisure pursuits. Students have the opportunity to obtain a Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma completely online.

Please note that not all diploma courses are offered through Continuing Education.

Continuing Education offers the following REC courses:

  • REC105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning 
  • REC108 Recreation and Leisure Services 
  • REC128 Sports and Special Events
  • GED courses

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

Please note that the learning outcomes for courses and programs in the Continuing Education department vary based on the course provider. Please contact the Continuing Education department with any questions:

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete