This popular program provides students with the leadership skills and training required to strategically plan, implement, evaluate and manage programs for community members of all ages and abilities, prepare budgets, raise funds, manage staff, and market activities with teams of volunteers and other recreation and leisure service providers.
As a graduate, you can pursue an exciting and rewarding career offering recreation programs to community members of all ages and abilities. As such, you will study:
- Community development
- Facility management
- Outdoor recreation
- Program and event management
- Recreation for diverse populations
You will have the opportunity to obtain HIGH FIVE certifications in Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD), Principles of Healthy Aging and Quality Experience Scanning Tool 2 (QUEST 2) from Parks and Recreation Ontario, as well as other workshops and certifications embedded within the program. In addition, you will learn about various types of recreation management software, which is used extensively in the Canadian recreation industry. Students also receive Parks and Recreation Ontario membership.