Recreation and Leisure Services - Advanced Standing

In just 10 months you can add a Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services to your existing college diploma or university degree, by enrolling in this accelerated program.


Fall 2017
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: RLD
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Alex Smith Email
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Start Dates: September 05, 2017
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,646.32 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): $7,793.35 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

Through hands-on training, you will learn to develop and manage recreation programs to work in this challenging and rewarding field. In the final semester, get connected to the recreation industry thorough an experiential field placement at a site of your choice, that can be in Ontario, in Canada or in an international location.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are diverse, and include:

  • resorts and cruise lines
  • health and fitness centres
  • special event planning services
  • commercial recreation facilities
  • municipal recreation departments
  • golf clubs
  • senior's centres, nursing homes
  • hospitals, treatment centres
  • correctional facilities
  • outdoor recreation/education environments 
  • new immigrant services
  • after school programs

Job titles include: recreation specialist, recreation sports analyst, team/club program coordinator, activities assistant/director, sports and leisure consultant, community recreation consultant, fitness coordinator, outdoor education programmer, special event coordinator, youth programmer, and parks and facility coordinator.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • 2-year Ontario College Diploma
  • Or an undergraduate University Degree

Basic Exemption: First Semester Courses

Provided that you meet the admission requirements, you will be exempted from first semester courses of the Diploma program. You will start in September, begin your next semester in January, and participate in your final semester block placement beginning in May.

*You will be required to pay tuition and fees for 3 semesters--including the final semester field placement.

Graduate students who have previously completed a 15-week, Human Service-related supervised Field Practice, or a related Prior Learning Experience in the field of Recreation and Leisure Services, may qualify for a reduced time requirement for placement, as approved by the Program Coordinator. For more detailed information on this program, please contact Alex Smith, Program Coordinator via email at; phone: (705) 749-5530 ext. 1464.

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