Recreation, Sport and Leisure

Loyalist College
Program overview
4 semesters
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Recreation, Sport and Leisure

Our busy days are often highly scheduled, making it essential that quality wellness and recreation services are available within our community. Recreation and sport professionals help build healthy communities and develop programs for individuals of all ages. Please note: The program name on the Ontario College application portals is Recreation and Leisure Services - Sports. Upon successful program completion, students will receive an Ontario College Diploma in Recreation, Sport and Leisure.

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Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent

Additional requirements

  • Standard First Aid and Level “C” CPR with AED certification (adult, child and infant).
  • Immunization record and/or personal health history
  • The program includes a physical fitness component. Prospective students with special needs, limitations or health-related issued that may affect their field placement or potential employment opportunities are encouraged to discuss their career goals with the program coordinator as part of the application process.

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

Is it for you?

Do you enjoy being active? Is your enthusiasm contagious? This is a great program for people who:

  • Are outgoing and like working with the public
  • Have energy to burn
  • Possess keen observational skills
  • Are good motivators

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • College Writing Skills
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Development & Sport
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Succeeding in Fitness & Recreation

First Year - Semester Two

  • Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitative Anatomy
  • Human Resources & Customer Service
  • Introduction to Program Design
  • Sport & Recreation Programming
  • Sport Psychology & Leadership

Second Year - Semester Three

  • Emerging Trends in Sport
  • Field Placement 1
  • Nutrition
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Professional & Career Development
  • Research and Proposal Writing
  • Sport Injury Management

Second Year - Semester Four

  • Advanced Program Planning and Documentation
  • Entrepreneurship & Marketing
  • Field Placement 2
  • Inclusive Programming
  • Outdoor & Adventure Prg.
  • Sport & Event Management
  • Sport Administration

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

Experiential learning

Prepare to excel in the satisfying and fascinating profession of policing. Enter the field confidently with a combination of theory and practical experiences.

  • Gain valuable field or field-related experience in two separate placements.
  • Practise interpreting and applying the law from class to courtroom.
  • Participate in a mock trial in a real courtroom with real judges.
  • Role-play different scenarios using uniforms and police training equipment.
  • Volunteer with police services in roles which have included emergency response training, front line officer training, mock disaster participation, and community policing activities.
  • Learn to put personal safety and respect for victims into practice.
  • Discover skills to improve your resiliency to stress.
  • Develop essential career skills in ethical decision-making and conflict management.


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,462
  • Total: $4,184.08


Credential: Two-year Ontario College Diploma

Career paths

Find your career

This program prepares students for leadership positions in sports and recreation programs. Train to:

  • Design recreational initiatives for community recreation centres, fitness clubs, seniors’ facilities, college and university athletic departments, community associations such as the YMCA, service clubs, corporate fitness programs, tourist resorts and cruise ships.
  • Manage indoor and outdoor recreation, sports and fitness facilities or start your own business.
  • Graduates obtain industry-recognized High 5 certification in leadership and coaching required to work with day camps and children’s programs.

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Loyalist College 

Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, economic, cluster-based applied programs and research that provide career-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community....

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Why study at Loyalist College

In a world obsessed with big, we are small.

Small gives us the power to do big things. And things that make a big difference to our students, community, and partners. In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance.

Small frees us to provide personal one-on-one attention, in small classes and learning environments. Small means our students feel like they matter. That they belong. That they are no longer invisible in a world which had passed them by. Small means that we can move mountains to help every student succeed, confident in who they are and what they are capable of becoming.

We are Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology.

We are small.

Contact info

Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

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