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    Recreation and Leisure Services

(Co-op)

Program Code:RLSC
Campus:King
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates:Fall,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Recreation and Leisure Services encompasses the delivery of recreation activities and programs designed to provide leisure experiences which are truly satisfying and rewarding for the participants. As a student in RLSC at Seneca, you’ll benefit from:

  • opportunities for certification, e.g. First Aid/ CPR, High Five, PRO Art of Facilitation, assorted workshops;
  • involvement in hands–on community initiatives/partnerships with local Boards of Education, police and non profit organizations, municipalities, and partnerships with other Seneca programs;
  • Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) student membership;
  • an experiential approach that incorporates the natural resources of King Campus (696 wooded acres);
  • a business approach to leisure services, with a focus on accountability in the public sector and the trend toward privatization and entrepreneurial strategies;
  • an opportunity to apply your learning in recreation projects of your interest, in which you simultaneously network with community–based organizations.

King campus is located on a 696–acre nature reserve near Toronto and offers students a dynamic college experience in a uniquely beautiful setting. The campus is shared by students from a variety of other applied arts and health science programs, and is home to an active campus community.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.

Fees

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Your Career

Graduates of our Recreation and Leisure Services program find rewarding career opportunities in municipal recreation departments, commercial centres such as fitness clubs and health spas, private sports clubs, non–profit service agencies such as boys' and girls' clubs and the Y, residential centres (condominiums and public housing), recreation centres owned by industries for the benefit of their employees, sport and outdoor camps, sport and recreation departments of community colleges, therapeutic recreation centres, and correctional services. Graduates may also find positions in resorts, retail sales and marketing.

Co-operative Education Program

RLSC is a co–operative education program. The co–operative component optimizes the job–readiness of graduates by formally integrating academic study with one term of paid work experience. Students complete a 14–week co–operative work–term.

Diploma to Degree... and Beyond

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Seneca College• Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Religious Education (Degree Completion or Modular) or Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Studies and Theology
York University• Any relevant major

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Brock University• 3-year (Pass) or 4-year (Honours), or 4-year with Major Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies degree
Lakehead University• Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation
University of Waterloo• Honours Bachelor of Arts - Recreation and Leisure Studies

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services
University of New Brunswick• Bachelor of Applied Management (General Business)

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Davenport University• BBA - Marketing, Sport Management or BBA /MBA - Strategic Management

International

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Hartpury College• Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sports Studies Programme

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.

Curriculum

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
REC102 Introduction to the Leisure Service Industry 4
REC110 Experiencing Recreation I 2
RLS140 Personal Growth and Group Dynamics 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory 1
REC202 Introduction to Recreation Facilities and Sites 4
REC206 Risk Management and the Law 4
REC210 Experiencing Recreation II 2
REC214 Coaching Theory and Skills 3
REC216 Community Development 3
REC218 Tournaments and Event Management 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Co-op Work Term Course Name
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CFP200 Co-op Professional Practice II 2
REC310 Experiencing Recreation III 2
REC320 Marketing Leisure Services 3
REC340 Research in Leisure Services 4
RLS303 Business Management and the Leisure Service Industry 4
RLS306 Program Planning and Delivery 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
REC410 Experiencing Recreation IV 2
REC422 Human Resources Management 3
RLS405 Adaptive Recreation 3
RLS406 Advanced Program Planning and Delivery 4
RLS411 Fitness and Wellness 3
RLS415 Leadership and Supervision 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Email: Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Email: Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Email: Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Alf Grigg
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55305
Email: Alf.Grigg@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mona Nouroozifar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Email: Mona.Nouroozifar@senecacollege.ca

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