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Recreation and Leisure Services (Co-op)

Recreation and Leisure Services (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Recreation and Leisure Services (Co-op)?

Students are introduced to skills and knowledge needed to succeed in recreation and leisure services. The curriculum includes: community recreation, outdoor adventure, arts, culture, heritage, leisure, fitness, retirement activities, life enrichment in long term care, adaptive-therapeutic recreation, facility operations, programming and event planning. Business administration fundamentals are incorporated with courses in marketing, accounting, technology, human resources, entrepreneurship and research. Experiential learning opportunities include a paid co-operative work semester, field trips, and participating in a number of events or programs working with children to seniors. Students gain proficiencies in leadership and group facilitation by designing, delivering and evaluating diverse, inclusive, relevant, environmentally sustainable recreation leisure and wellness initiatives.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
RELS
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 1 work term
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Sue Lemmon
Email:
Sue.Lemmon@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1880

Students are introduced to skills and knowledge needed to succeed in recreation and leisure services. The curriculum includes: community recreation, outdoor adventure, arts, culture, heritage, leisure, fitness, retirement activities, life enrichment in long term care, adaptive-therapeutic recreation, facility operations, programming and event planning. Business administration fundamentals are incorporated with courses in marketing, accounting, technology, human resources, entrepreneurship and research. Experiential learning opportunities include a paid co-operative work semester, field trips, and participating in a number of events or programs working with children to seniors. Students gain proficiencies in leadership and group facilitation by designing, delivering and evaluating diverse, inclusive, relevant, environmentally sustainable recreation leisure and wellness initiatives.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • 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


  • 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 administrative and customer service skills to support the delivery of 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


  • utilize environmentally sustainable practices


  • select basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Work Term | Sem 4

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Winter | Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall

2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Hospitality Skills and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

16 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 Optional Course

3 General Education Courses

1 Co-op Work Term

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ACCT1013 Accounting Fundamentals
COMP1058 Technology in Recreation and Fitness
FITN1002 Fitness and Wellness
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
REAS2003 Research in Recreation and Sport
RECR1000 Introduction to Recreation
RECR1001 Program Planning
RECR1002 Event Planning
RECR1006 Recreation Across the Lifespan
RECR2001 Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Sustainability
RECR2003 Administration Practices
RECR2006 Community Development
RECR2012 Arts and Culture in Leisure
RECR2013 Recreation Leadership and Group Dynamics
RECR2014 Inclusive and Adaptive Recreation
RECR2016 Professional Opportunities and Issues
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
Optional Course
To be selected from College list
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Term
COOP1041 Rec and Leisure Work Term

Students are required to have Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid on admission to the program (on-line courses are not acceptable). It is the student's responsibility to renew their Level HCP CPR certification annually while in the Program. Students are asked to submit a copy of their current Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid certificate to the coordinator of the program at registration.

View the Recreation and Leisure Services (Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Sue Lemmon
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1880

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