Humber’s Recreation and Leisure Services diploma program provides you with skills needed to start your career in government, not-for-profit and commercial recreation organizations. You will learn about recreation programming, special event management, staff management, facility operations, marketing and other services within the industry.
The curriculum is designed with industry collaboration, ensuring it is current and relevant. Within the program, students use ActiveNet software and PerfectMind, the most widely used registration management software in the recreation industry.
Students apply their skills by planning and implementing events for local community and charity organizations. A three-day leadership camp at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre helps build communication and leadership skills while guest speakers, practical training and field trips provide added benefits in preparing you for the workplace.
Learning from professors, as well as managers and directors of recreation programs, centres and agencies will give you valuable exposure to the industry and training in current issues.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Qualified students will complete a work placement in Semester 4 – three days per week for 15 weeks (total of 250 hours). The school works with the student to find a placement with an industry partner. The placement occurs across industry sectors including professional sport associations, community and amateur sport governing bodies, and private sector sport organizations. These placements provide valuable experience and industry contacts.
Watch the video to see the International Sports Fair held by our Recreation and Leisure students.
Watch the video to learn how Humber's Recreation and Leisure prepared Jaleesa for her career in Recreation Services.
The Faculty of Business has more than 500 industry partners. Partners provide funding for capital projects, offer internships for students, donate more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships and employ Humber graduates. Industry partners include municipal and commercial recreation facilities, sports organizations, not-for-profit service clubs, health centres, event management companies, seniors centres and long-term care facilities.
Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in a ten day experiential learning trip including one week at IMG Sport Academy, Florida and an experience with the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Arviat, Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.
Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad. Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length.
These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.
People and governments are focused on the benefits of having an active lifestyle. Current estimates place the health-care cost of physical inactivity in Canada at $6.8 billion annually. As a result, the need for dedicated professionals who can help Canadians live healthier, active lives is greater than ever.
Graduates plan, deliver and manage leisure, recreation and wellness operations in a variety of roles and responsibilities for:
Potential jobs include:
Qualified students have the opportunity to earn certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario’s HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development program, QUEST Training for supervisory staff as well as a certificate in Inclusive Recreation Programming – Level 1. All full-time students receive a student membership with Parks and Recreation Ontario.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Hospitality & Tourism Success Stories
Hospitality and Tourism Management Students Raise Money to Support Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
Mon, December 30, 2019
Final year Hospitality and Tourism Management students executed a fundraising event and raised over $2,300 for the Bahamas.
MPI Toronto's Holiday Gala
Fri, December 27, 2019
Event Management and Tourism Management students joined professor Harini De Silva at the MPI Toronto Chapter Holiday Gala.
Capstone Projects Allow Students to Apply Learning Outcomes
Tue, December 03, 2019
In late November, the Hospitality - Event Management students completed two events as part of their capstone project.
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Faculty of Business News
NKUHT Deans Attend International Education Week
Mon, December 02, 2019
For International Education Week 2019, the Faculty of Business welcomed two Deans from the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.
Students Connect with Employers at First Annual Fall Career Fair
Wed, November 27, 2019
The Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre hosted a successful career fair on October 29th at Toronto Grand Convention Centre.
Metro Info Session and Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities Event a Success
Fri, October 04, 2019
On Friday, September 27th, the Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre welcomed four industry professionals from Metro.
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