Recreation and Tourism Management - Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
69 weeks
Diploma / certificate
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About this program

Recreation and Tourism Management - Diploma

People today are hungry for authentic experiences. They want to live large and connect with a community, both at home and on their travels. Sask Polytech's revamped and reimagined Recreation and Tourism Management (RTM) diploma program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to create, deliver and manage these experiences.

What sets the RTM program apart is that we develop managers and leaders--energetic, passionate people who want to make a difference in the industry. Our grads are community leaders, industry innovators, social entrepreneurs and change-makers.

The RTM program prepares you to join their ranks with applied learning in:

  • basic business and computer skills
  • cultural and community-based learning
  • environmental sustainability
  • leadership and management skills
  • 195 hours applied, practical learning
  • fund development and partnerships
  • group tours, guiding and local capital
  • municipal tourism management
  • outdoor programming
  • program and event planning
  • sport management
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Admission requirements

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

Saskatchewan students graduating from Fransaskois and French Immersion high school programs are not required to meet further English Language Proficiency requirements.

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

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Program content

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Marketing in Recreation and Tourism
  • Personal Health and Wellness in Communities
  • Research Literacy
  • Introduction to Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Program Planning 1
  • Diversity and Cultural Foundations

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Organizational Management
  • Community Facility Management
  • Sports Management
  • Service Industry Operations Lab
  • Inclusive Leisure
  • Program Planning 2

Year 2 - Semester 3

  • Organizational Accounting
  • Fund Development and Partnerships
  • Programming Lab 1
  • Applied Leadership
  • Community Public Relations
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Event Planning and Facilitation
  • Community Development
  • Outdoor Programming

Year 2 - Semester 4

  • Law and Risk Management for Managers
  • Outdoor Programming Lab
  • Career Development
  • Economic Development
  • Event Management Lab
  • Business Planning for Service Oriented Operations
  • Group Tours Guiding Skills, and Local Capital
  • Municipal Tourism Administration

Year 2 - Semester 5

  • Recreation and Tourism Practicum

Program delivery

Length and Start Date

  • Start Date(s):September
  • Length:69 weeks

Year 1 - 31 weeks; Year 2 - 34 weeks


The Tuition fees for 2021/22 Academic Year:Year 1 - $6,630

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Career paths

Our well-rounded curriculum lets you take your career in many directions--recreation, tourism, sports, leisure development, facility management, special events and more. Look for management and administrative opportunities with municipal leisure departments, regional tourism associations, community development organizations, sport organizations, health districts, fitness facilities, provincial/national parks and more. The choice of career opportunities is tailor-made for go-getters who love the active lifestyle and want to play a bigger role in local economic and social development

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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