Recreation and Leisure Services Georgian College

About this Program

Level: Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services

Discpline: Leisure Studies

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00
Tuition Fee: $13,740.00

Barrie Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep, 2024 Jul 1, 2024 open
Jan, 2025 Nov 1, 2024 open

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 a paid co-operative work semester, field trips, and participating 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.

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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.