Recreation and Leisure Services - Fast Track

1 year Ontario College Diploma

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

Overview

Upcoming Intake:

Fall 2021: Commerce Court – North Bay

Winter 2022: Commerce Court – North Bay, Online


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
  • Fitness centres
  • Youth and seniors' organizations
  • Tourism and resort industry

What You Learn

  • Community development
  • Adaptive and inclusive recreation
  • Special event planning
  • Facilities design and operations
  • Outdoor and adventure recreation
  • Health promotion

Graduate of at least a two-year postsecondary program

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
REC 108 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
REC 132 Recreation Essentials
REC 136 Recreation Across the Lifespan
REC 214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
REC 105 Leadership
REC 111 Health Promotion
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC 250 Practicum - Recreation and Leisure (100 hours)
REC 106 Community Development
REC 123 Facilities Design and Operation
REC 128 Special Event Planning
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 230 Financial Management - 7 wks
REC 232 Volunteer Management - 7 wks
REC 239 Introduction to Applied Research - 7 wks

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 132 Recreation Essentials
REC 133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC 106 Community Development
REC 123 Facilities Design and Operation
REC 128 Special Event Planning
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 230 Financial Management - 7 wks
REC 232 Volunteer Management - 7 wks
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 108 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
REC 136 Recreation Across the Lifespan
REC 214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 250 Practicum - Recreation and Leisure (100 hours)
REC 105 Leadership
REC 111 Health Promotion
REC 239 Research Methods

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

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Diploma

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $768 - - $3488.24

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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