Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Fall 2017

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Program Planning
Grade Mode:
Credit Value:
Post Secondary



Co-requisite(s) and Concurrent Prerequisite(s):



ACTV 1003 Activation Techniques
and ATG 7105 Activation Techniques
and ATG 7107 Activation Techniques
and RECR 1007 Ldrship/Program Planning(ODE)
and SKIR 2003 Programs and Events

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

Students will plan, develop, implement and evaluate recreation and leisure programs. Theoretical and active learning strategies will address the purpose, principles and components of programming. Students will lead activities for a wide variety of populations.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. create, plan, deliver and evaluate a program or activity;
2. recognize and describe the importance of research and planning in the development and implementation of recreation programs;
3. apply an appropriate planning process to a variety of recreation and leisure programs;
4. identify and evaluate strategies to ensure quality in program delivery.

Course Content:

Foundations of Programming
- Research and Planning of Programmed Leisure
- Principles and Components of Programming for Leisure
- Program Planning Process
Planning Preparations
- The purpose of Program Planning
- Assessing and Comprehending Program Needs
- Program Goals and Objectives
Program Implementation / Evaluation
- Making Operation Decisions
- Leading and Suervising Programs
- Program Monitoring
- Managing Risk in Leisure Programs
- Evaluation Approaches and Steps


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Assignments: 50%
Tests: 50%
Total: 100%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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