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Recreation and Leisure Services

Recreation and Leisure Services

Program Code:RLSC
Campus:King
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Work Term

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 Work Term

  • 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.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

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.

2017/2018 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
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
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
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
RLS441 Recreation and Leisure, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
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

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 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
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
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
RLS441
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Recreation and Leisure, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
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 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
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
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
RLS441
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Recreation and Leisure, Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
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

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@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
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Victoria Poe
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55801
Victoria.Poe@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Gary Galbraith
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Gary.Galbraith@senecacollege.ca
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