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Recreation and Leisure Services

Recreation and Leisure Services

(Co-op)

Program Code:RLSC
Campus:King
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
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 and assorted workshops)
  • involvement in hands-on community initiatives/partnerships with local Boards of Education, police and nonprofit 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 to recreation projects of interest to you, while simultaneously networking 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).

Prior to Co-op

  • A current Police Vulnerable Sector screening may be required:
    • Applicants living in the city of Toronto can expect to wait a minimum of 8-12 weeks to receive a Police Check.

Fees

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Your Career

Graduates of our Recreation and Leisure Services (RLSC) 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), retirement residences, 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

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.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
REC102 Introduction to the Leisure Service Industry
REC110 Experiencing Recreation I
REC320 Marketing Leisure Services
RLS140 Personal Growth and Group Dynamics
RLS216 Community Development and Empowerment
 
Semester 2
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory
REC206 Risk Management and the Law
REC210 Experiencing Recreation II - Inclusion and Access
REC214 Coaching Theory and Skills
RLS303 Business Management and the Leisure Service Industry
RLS405 Adaptive Recreation
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 3
CFP200 Co-op Professional Practice II
RCT300 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
REC310 Experiencing Recreation III - Connection People with Nature
RLS218 Special Events Management
RLS306 Program Planning and Delivery
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
REC202 Introduction to Recreation Facilities and Sites
REC410 Experiencing Recreation IV
REC422 Human Resources Management
RLS411 Fitness and Wellness
RLS415 Leadership and Supervision
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
REC102 Introduction to the Leisure Service Industry
REC110 Experiencing Recreation I
REC320 Marketing Leisure Services
RLS140 Personal Growth and Group Dynamics
RLS216 Community Development and Empowerment
 
Semester 2
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory
REC206 Risk Management and the Law
REC210 Experiencing Recreation II - Inclusion and Access
REC214 Coaching Theory and Skills
RLS303 Business Management and the Leisure Service Industry
RLS405 Adaptive Recreation
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 3
CFP200 Co-op Professional Practice II
RCT300 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
REC310 Experiencing Recreation III - Connection People with Nature
RLS218 Special Events Management
RLS306 Program Planning and Delivery
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
REC202 Introduction to Recreation Facilities and Sites
REC410 Experiencing Recreation IV
REC422 Human Resources Management
RLS411 Fitness and Wellness
RLS415 Leadership and Supervision
plus: General Education Course

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
REC102 Introduction to the Leisure Service Industry 4
REC110 Experiencing Recreation I 2
RLS140 Group Dynamics and Personal Growth 4
RLS216 Community Development and Empowerment 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory 1
REC202 Introduction to Recreation Facilities and Sites 3
REC206 Risk Management and the Law 3
REC210 Experiencing Recreation II - Inclusion and Access 2
REC214 Coaching Theory and Skills 3
REC218 Tournaments and Event Management 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice 2
RCT300 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 3
REC310 Experiencing Recreation III - Connection People with Nature 2
REC320 Marketing Leisure Services 4
REC422 Human Resources Management 3
RLS306 Program Planning and Delivery 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
REC410 Experiencing Recreation IV 2
RLS303 Business Management and the Leisure Service Industry 3
RLS405 Adaptive Recreation 3
RLS411 Fitness and Wellness 3
RLS415 Leadership and Supervision 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: John Andreucci
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55379
John.Andreucci@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Maria May
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55000
Maria.May@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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