School of Sport and Recreation

Recreation and Leisure Services

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Complete 400 hours of applied work experience!

Overview

Train for an exciting career that could take you anywhere in the world. As a recreation professional, you could find yourself planning special events or organizing activities and programs for all age groups at resorts, camps, or even on cruise ships – the possibilities are endless. Your training will include organizing community events, participating in hands-on workshops, and various certifications in career-related areas. All classes are available onsite or online, and are recorded for future playback.

Dual Diploma Option! Canadore graduates of this program are eligible to complete the Recreation Therapy or Strength and Sport Conditioning program in one year. 

Your Future Career

  • Sport and recreation associations and facilities
  • Community agencies
  • Parks and Recreation departments
  • Fitness centres
  • Youth and senior organizations
  • Tourism and resort industry

What You Learn

  • Leadership and program planning
  • Community development
  • Anatomy 
  • Fundraising
  • Sports and special events
  • Recreation facilities
  • Therapeutic recreation basics
  • Marketing

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

Academic Upgrading

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 College Communication
GENED General Education Elective - Online
REC 105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC 106 Community Development
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 109 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 112 Anatomy
REC 118 Fund Raising
REC 123 Facilities Design and Operation
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 3 - Fall
REC 117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
REC 214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC 250 Practicum - Recreation (100 hrs)
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 4 - Winter
REC 230 Financial Management (7 wks)
REC 232 Volunteering Management (7 wks)
REC 234 Leagues and Tournaments (7 wks)
REC 239 Introduction to Applied Research (7 wks)
REC 251 Placement - Recreation (7 wks @ 280 hrs)

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 112 Anatomy
REC 118 Fund Raising
REC 123 Facilities Design and Operation
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC 106 Community Development
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 109 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
CMM 125 College Communications I
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 3 - Winter
REC 230 Financial Management (7 wks)
REC 232 Volunteering Management (7 wks)
REC 234 Leagues and Tournaments (7 wks)
REC 239 Introduction to Applied Research (7 wks)
REC 251 Placement - Recreation (7 wks @ 280 hrs)
Semester 4 - Fall
REC 117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
REC 214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC 250 Practicum - Recreation (100 hrs)
GENED General Education Elective - Online

2018-2019 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5
2 $3022.5 $1029 - - $4051.5

2018-2019 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $777 - - $3799.5
2 $3022.5 $652 - - $3674.5

2018-2019 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12061.14 $1742 - - $13803.14
2 $12061.14 $1617 - - $13678.14

Students have the opportunity to obtain numerous industry certifications outside of the classroom such as: High Five, Inclusive Recreation Coach, Nationall Coaching Certification and First Aid/CPR.

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

View course outlines

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?


Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca