Recreation and Leisure Services

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
Programming Support Assistant
Email Tammy
705.728.1968, ext. 1761

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.

Current Course Offerings
Course Title Course Code ONTARIOLEARN EQUIVALENTS Mandatory
Accounting Fundamentals ACCT1013 ACCT1011 - Financial Accounting 1 (ODE)   Mandatory
Activation in Gerontology RECR2017 RECR2018 - Introduction to Activation (ODE)  
Administration Practices RECR2003   Mandatory
Arts Culture and Heritage RECR2012   Mandatory
Community Development RECR2006   Mandatory
Entrepreneurship and Small Bus ENTR2009  
Event Planning RECR1002 RECR1008 - Event Management Strategies (ODE)   Mandatory
Facility Operations RECR2005  
Fitness and Wellness FITN1002   Mandatory
Inclusive Recreation RECR2014   Mandatory
Introduction to Marketing MKTG1000 MKTG1020 - Marketing 1 (ODE)   Mandatory
Introduction to Recreation RECR1000   Mandatory
Leadership and Group Dynamics RECR2013   Mandatory
Outdoor Rec/Envir Sustain RECR2001   Mandatory
Prof Opportunities and Issues RECR2016   Mandatory
Program Planning RECR1001 RECR1007 - Leadership and Program Planning (ODE)   Mandatory
Recreation Across the Lifespan RECR1006   Mandatory
Research in Rec and Sport REAS2003   Mandatory
Social Entrepreneurship ENTR1000 ENTR1006 - Social Entrepreneurship (ODE)  
Sports Tourism TOUR2014  
Technology in Administration COMP1058 COMP1065 - Introduction to Computers 2 (ODE)   Mandatory
Therapeutic Recreation RECR2015  
Trends/Opportunities in Sport RECR2004  

Additional Info

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.