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Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services

Humber College ’s Recreation and Leisure Services diploma program provides you with skills needed to start your career in government, not-for-profit and commercial recreation organizations. You will learn about recreation programming, special event management, staff management, facility operations, marketing and other services within the industry.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

The curriculum is designed with industry collaboration, ensuring it is current and relevant. Within the Humber College ’s Recreation and Leisure Services diploma program, students use ActiveNet software and PerfectMind, the most widely used registration management software in the recreation industry.

Students apply their skills by planning and implementing events for local community and charity organizations. A three-day leadership camp at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre helps build communication and leadership skills while guest speakers, practical training and field trips provide added benefits in preparing you for the workplace.

Learning from professors, as well as managers and directors of recreation programs, centres and agencies will give you valuable exposure to the industry and training in current issues.

Courses include:

  • The Leadership Experience
  • Recreation and Sport Programming
  • Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Community Engagement and Development
  • College Reading and Writing Skills

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People and governments are focused on the benefits of having an active lifestyle. Current estimates place the health-care cost of physical inactivity in Canada at $6.8 billion annually. As a result, the need for dedicated professionals who can help Canadians live healthier, active lives is greater than ever.

Graduates plan, deliver and manage leisure, recreation and wellness operations in a variety of roles and responsibilities for:

  • Municipal governments
  • Sport organizations
  • Outdoor education centres
  • Leisure centres
  • Not-for-profit agencies
  • Commercial recreation organizations

Potential jobs include:

  • Recreation programmer/co-ordinator
  • Program supervisor
  • Special events co-ordinator
  • Camp supervisor
  • Aquatics supervisor
  • Active living co-ordinator

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