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 the potential to earn  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
  • Fitness centres
  • Youth and seniors' organizations
  • Tourism and resort industry

What You Learn

  • Leadership and program planning
  • Community development
  • Fundraising
  • Sports and special events
  • Recreation facilities
  • Marketing

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

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC106 Community Development
REC108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC109 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
REC111 Health & Promotion
CMM125 College Communication
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RL Sem 1)
Semester 2 - Winter
REC112 Anatomy
REC118 Fund Raising
REC123 Facilities Design and Operation
REC128 Sports and Special Events
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RL Sem 2)
Semester 3 - Fall
REC117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
REC214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC250 Practicum - Recreation (100 hours)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RL Sem 3)
Semester 4 - Winter
REC230 Financial Management - 7 wks
REC232 Volunteer Management - 7 wks
REC234 Leagues and Tournaments - 7 wks
REC239 Introduction to Applied Research - 7 wks
REC251 Placement - Recreation (Placement 280 hrs)- 7wks

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC112 Anatomy
REC118 Fund Raising
REC123 Facilities Design and Operation
REC128 Sports and Special Events
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RL Sem 1)
Semester 2 - Fall
REC105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC106 Community Development
REC108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC109 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
REC116 Sport & Recreation & Leisure Certification
CMM125 College Communication
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RL Sem 2)
Semester 3 - Winter
REC230 Financial Management (1st 7 wks)
REC232 Volunteer Management (1st 7 wks)
REC234 Leagues and Tournaments (1st 7 wks)
REC239 Introduction to Applied Research (1st 7 wks)
REC251 Placement - Recreation (Placement 280 hrs) (2nd 7 wks)
Semester 4 - Fall
REC117 Foundations of Recreation Therapy
REC214 Administration of Recreation/Leisure Services
REC218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC250 Practicum - Recreation (100 hours)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RL Sem 4)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2020-2021 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1234.09 - - $3954.33
2 $2720.24 $1094.09 - - $3814.33

2020-2021 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12795.66 $1813.09 - - $14608.75
2 $12795.66 $1673.09 - - $14468.75

2020-2021 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $748 - - $3468.24
2 $2720.24 $608 - - $3328.24

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


Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

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.

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