Skip to main content

Recreation and Leisure Services

Available: Fall

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.

Campus

Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

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.

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,915

Tuition – International

$14,401

Book & Supply Costs

$1,520


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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

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.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Shelley Ferguson 416.491.5050 ext. 55013 Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

John Andreucci 416.491.5050 ext. 55379 John.Andreucci@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Gary Galbraith 416.491.5050 ext. 55010 Gary.Galbraith@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network