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Recreation and Leisure Services

Program Code
Ontario College Diploma

Program requirements

  • 16 Mandatory Courses
  • 2 Communications Courses
  • 3 Optional Courses
  • 3 General Education Courses

For more information, please contact:

Tammy Burke-Marson
Program Support Assistant, Part-time Studies

Please see our course listings of available General Education and Communications courses for this program.

Program Description

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 field trips and participation 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.