Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services

Centennial College - Progress Campus

UG Certificate / Diploma

Canada,Ontario

24 Months

Duration

CAD 16,487/year

Tuition Fee

CAD 95 FREE

Application Fee

Apply Date

Canada, Ontario

Type: College

Location Type: Urban

Founded: 1966

Total Students: 26,000 +

Int. Students: 9,000 +

Campus Detail

Main Campus Address

941 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON M1G 3T8, Canada

Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services

Program Overview

The goal of the Recreation and Leisure Services program is to teach students how to improve the quality of life for all citizens by developing healthy communities. The courses in this college diploma program are based on a curriculum that meets the demands of the ever-growing and in-demand recreation and leisure field. Throughout their studies, students will conduct needs assessments, create risk management plans, develop business plans and practice grant proposal writing, and plan and implement recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities. In addition, students will complete 800+ hours of supervised field placement, which helps develop critical practical skills through the integration of classroom learning into real-life situations.

As a Recreation and Leisure graduate, you will be able to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate inclusive recreation, leisure and wellness programs and events for individuals, groups and communities that respond to assessed needs, interests, abilities and that use available resources and incorporate best practices.
  • Apply administrative and customer service skills to support the delivery of recreation, leisure and wellness programs, events and services.
  • Analyse, 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 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 that 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.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio
Students in this program will develop a portfolio documenting their engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio and the supports available to you, please visit /www.centennialcollege.ca/about-centennial/college-overview/signature-learning-experience.

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