The Recreation and Sport Management Diploma ProgramVancouver Island University
About this Program
Level: The Recreation and Sport Management Diploma Program
Discpline: Sports Management
Length: 4 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Nanaimo Campus Campus
This program is offered as a mandatory Co-operative Education format with four academic semesters and two paid Co-op placements. The focus of this diploma program is on the provision of recreation and sport services and products in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors within communities. The program assesses the impact of recreation and sport and the environment in order to plan and develop healthy communities. Features of the program include the provision of applied skills and knowledge, direct leadership experience, a co-operative education model (paid employment), and small class sizes. The program prepares students for career entry; however, students interested in further studies can apply to the third year of VIU’s Bachelor of Tourism Management, Major in Recreation.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.