School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-secondary Program Recreation and Leisure Services - Programa en Actividades de Ocio

School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto


The goal of the Recreation and Leisure Services program is to teach you how to improve the quality of life for all citizens by developing healthy communities.

The Recreation and Leisure Services courses in this college diploma program are based on a curriculum that reflects the current recreational focus on wellness and culture. As such, you gain strong leadership skills to:

Create and establish dynamic and diverse programming that appeals to all age groups
Prepare budgets
Market activities
Recruit, train, assign and evaluate teams of volunteers
In addition to classroom learning, the Recreation and Leisure Services program allows you to apply your skills to the real world through the province´s most extensive supervised field placement program. Students complete 880 hours of supervised field practicum, which helps to develop critical practical skills through integration of classroom learning into real life situations.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)

ield Placement Requirements
After admission, prior to beginning each field placement, students are required to:

Obtain a clear police check with vulnerable sector screening
Provide proof of immunization requirements
Have a minimum C grade in each English course during the program


Start Date:Fall

Semester 1
College Communications 1
Mastering the Moment: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Recreation Programming Principles
Keys to Success in Recreation and Leisure Services
Gerontology and Wellness
Child and Youth Development

Semester 2
College Communications 2
Practical Applications of Recreation Programming
Field Seminar 2
Field Placement 2
Inclusive Recreation
Advanced Computer Applications
Effective Leadership Skills

Semester 3
Report Writing for Recreation and Leisure Services
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Event Management
Field Seminar 3
Field Placement 3
Community Development

Semester 4
General Education Elective
Launching Your Career
The Business of Recreation and Entrepreneurship
Recreation Management and Marketing
Healthy and Active Lifestyles
Field Placement 4

Salidas profesionales

Community outreach worker
Youth outreach worker
Group facilitator
Activation aide
Outreach worker

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