Introduction to Recreation

RECR 1000

Course description

Students are introduced to recreation and leisure services. Course themes include the relationship between recreation and personal well being, history and philosophy of recreation, an overview of recreation organizations, cultural diversity from a global perspective, the philosophy of play, community development and the importance of recreation and leisure in our society. The relationship between recreation and tourism is explored. Career opportunities, profession resources and success strategies are examined.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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