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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (705) 749-5530 ext. 1464.
For more information see the Pathways to University page.
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