Recreation and Leisure Service

7 years Ontario College Diploma


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.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete requirements for a Continuing Education certificate.

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

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

Continuing Education offers the following REC courses:

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*For further information or to enrol in other Recreation and Leisure courses, please contact the School of Sport and Recreation:

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

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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