Recreation Leadership

Langara College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

January 2024

May 2024

September 2024

About this program

Recreation Leadership

The two-year Recreation Leadership Diploma Program is the foundation required to be successful in both academic studies in Recreation Management and in a career in the field. The program is for students who excel at working with people and are looking to improve the quality of life in their communities through active, healthy, and engaged connections. Recreation professionals help people improve their quality of life. It is a profession that builds people and by this action builds communities.

Admission requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older

International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level IV(a,b): EAP Level IV (LEAP 8)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): 26
  • IELTS Academic(a,b,c,d): 6.5 (No Band Lower Than 6.0)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Introduction to Business in Canada
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Foundations of Leisure and Recreation
  • Direct Leadership in Recreation
  • Valuing Diversity in Leadership
  • Recreation Program Planning
  • ntroduction to Recreation Facilities and Environments
  • Applied Skills in Recreation Operations
  • The Arts and Heritage in Recreation
  • Personal Portfolio Development and Seminar
  • Applied Leadership in Recreation Organizations
  • Internship Orientation and Portfolio Development
  • Recreation Issues and Trends

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Please visit the website for information about tuition fees


Credential: Diploma

Career paths

Recreation Studies Faculty Member, Joanne Edey-Nicoll recently completed a research project on careers in recreation. This project, done in collaboration with the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association, gives an overview of the career opportunities and earning potentials for recreation professionals. Click here to be directed to Recreation: A Career with Purpose.

The market for trained recreation professionals is expanding. Changes in patterns of leisure time and growth in organized and spontaneous recreational activities have increased demands on recreational facilities and resources.

About this institute

Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of...

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Contact info

Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue
V5Y 2Z6 Vancouver British Columbia


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