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Recreation and Leisure Services (Entry into Level 03)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Description:Recreation and Leisure Services - Entry into Level 3 for Graduates of Fitness and Health allows graduates of the Fitness and Health Promotion Ontario College Diploma program to enter the Recreation and Leisure Services Ontario College Diploma program with advanced standing.

The two-year Recreation and Leisure Services Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to pursue a career in a variety of supporting roles and leadership positions at culturally relevant recreation facilities, parks and in open spaces. In this program, you learn how to make a difference in the community by promoting and advocating for the benefits of recreation, leisure and healthy living.

Experience the fun, exciting and growing recreation and leisure services field. As a student, you complete more than 300 hours of field placement, which provides you with on-the-job training and active experience in the industry.
URL:Recreation and Leisure Services (Entry into Level 03) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Recreation and Sports Managers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Algonquin College graduates of the Fitness and Health Promotion (3010X) Ontario College Diploma program who have maintained a minimum GPA of 1.0/4.0 (50%, D-) and who have a valid Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector may be granted 16/33 course exemptions towards a Recreation and Leisure Services Ontario College Diploma.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Field Placement Eligibility: Field placements occur in the first and second year of the program. Hospital and Field Placements/Outreach require Health and Safety, WHMIS and OWHSA training, and approved Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) training prior to placements. There are additional costs associated with training that should be anticipated by students which are not covered by tuition fees. To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of Standard First Aid certification, CPR level C, PRCSVS, and complete immunizations through ParaMed and pay associated costs. ParaMed services are the third-party provider who collects all field placement documentation for the School of Health and Community Studies. Should you require further information, please contact the Program Chair.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on May 12, 2020

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