School of Sport and Recreation

Recreation and Leisure Services

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train for an exciting career that could take you anywhere in the world.

Overview

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.

Your Future Career

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

What You Learn

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

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC 105 Leadership and Program Planning
REC 106 Community Development
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 109 Concepts and Principles of Ecotourism
CMM 125 College Communications
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 111 Health and Wellness
REC 118 Fund Raising
REC 123 Recreation Facilities
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 Hours)
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 4 - Winter
REC 230 Financial Management (7 weeks)
REC 232 Volunteer Management (7 weeks)
REC 234 Leagues and Tournaments (7 weeks)
REC 239 Introduction to Applied Research (7 weeks)
REC 251 Placement - Recreation (280 hours, 14 weeks)

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 111 Health and Wellness
REC 118 Fund Raising
REC 123 Recreation Facilities
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 105 Leadership and Program Planning
REC 106 Community Development
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 109 Concepts and Principles of Ecotourism
CMM 125 College Communications
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 3 - Winter
REC 230 Financial Management (7 weeks)
REC 232 Volunteer Management (7 weeks)
REC 234 Leagues and Tournaments (7 weeks)
REC 239 Introduction to Applied Research (7 weeks)
REC 251 Placement - Recreation (280 hours, 14 weeks)
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 Hours)
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02
2 2849.02 $1010 - - $3859.02
1 2849.02 $678 - - $3527.02
2 2849.02 $633 - - $3482.02

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Online Campus Shop

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

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • 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:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Jennifer.Sutton@canadorecollege.ca