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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.

Alternate delivery options are available

This program is also offered Full-time

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

RLD

Delivery

Hybrid, In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Susan Garfat

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2618.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$9114.92 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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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
  • parks and facility coordinator

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.

Your program has mandatory requirements which may include a criminal reference check, first aid, CPR-C, etc. For more information, please see the Non Academic Requirements page.

Failure to provide any of the required Non Academic Field Requirements by the specified due date will result in an inability to participate in the mandatory placement components of the program.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate inclusive recreation, leisure and wellness programs and events for individuals, groups and communities which respond to assessed needs, interests, abilities and that use available resources and incorporate best practices.
  • Apply administrative and customer service skills to support the delivery of recreation, leisure and wellness programs, events and services.
  • Analyze, develop and implement marketing strategies to reach diverse individuals, groups and communities for programs, events, services and facilities using current communication technologies.
  • Contribute to the development of fiscally sustainable and responsible recreation, leisure and wellness programs, events and services using current and relevant principles and practices of business, finance and social entrepreneurship.
  • Supervise, lead and support the development of staff and volunteers involved with recreation, leisure and wellness programs, events and services.
  • Apply safety and accessibility practices to the efficient operation and administration of recreation and leisure facilities and settings.
  • Promote the benefits and values of recreation, leisure and healthy active living and recommend inclusive programs, events and services to individuals and groups.
  • Apply community development strategies which engage citizens and community partners while advocating for healthy communities.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development as a recreation and leisure services professional.

Students applying to Recreation and Leisure Services (Advanced Standing) must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or Ontario College diploma in a related field or equivalent
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Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law and Management
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Business (Ordinary) in Applied Sport with Business
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Complete the Accounting for Non-Accountants module.
  • Hold an externally accredited qualification in one or more Fitness Instruction (Can Fit Pro), Assistant Swim Teaching (Canadian National Swim Association) & Introductory Level Lifeguard (Emergency Response Award) before arrival.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 3-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the Atlantic Technological University – Sligo website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Recreation & Leisure Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70-74.9% cumulative program average.
  • OR
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20-credit degree
  • OR
  • 6 out of a 20-credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Sports Performance
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website.

For more information

Visit the Hartpury University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd semester standing in an 8-semester program.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts (Ordinary) in Sports Development & Performance
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 3-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Technological University of the Shannon: Midwest's international website.

For more information

Visit the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies with Sport Management
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Technological University of the Shannon: Midwest's international website.

For more information

Visit the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20-credit degree (Cohort: Fall 2023 - Present).
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20-credit degree (Cohort: Fall 2023 - Present).
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

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