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Recreation and Leisure Services

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 10301Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Applicants are strongly recommended to develop the following skillsets: computer knowledge/word processing, communication/interpersonal skills, related volunteer work and introductory background in recreation/leisure. First aid/CPR training is an asset.

Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,234.50
  • international: $14,992.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,117.25 $7,496.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $6,730.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $240.00 $240.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,496.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $6,970.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,928.09 $7,496.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $6,919.32
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $50.84 $50.84
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,496.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $6,970.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

$450 – textbooks; $240 – leadership camp experience (first semester); fees for specific industry certifications.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

BBA Sport Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

For more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Ashwin Patel, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5726
ashwin.patel@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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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.

Program Standards

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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate inclusive* recreation*, leisure* and wellness* programs and events for individuals, groups and communities which respond to assessed needs, interests, abilities and that use available resources and incorporate best practices.
  • Apply administrative and customer service skills to support the delivery of recreation*, leisure* and wellness* programs, events and services.
  • Analyze, develop and implement marketing strategies to reach diverse individuals, groups and communities for programs, events, services and facilities using current communication technologies.
  • Contribute to the development of fiscally sustainable and responsible recreation*, leisure and wellness* programs, events and services using current and relevant principles and practices of business, finance and social entrepreneurship*.
  • Supervise, lead and support the development of staff and volunteers involved with recreation*, leisure* and wellness* programs, events and services.
  • Apply safety and accessibility practices to the efficient operation and administration of recreation* and leisure* facilities and settings*.
  • Promote the benefits and values of recreation*, leisure* and healthy active living* and recommend inclusive* programs, events and services to individuals and groups.
  • Apply community development* strategies which engage citizens and community partners while advocating for healthy communities*.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development as a recreation* and leisure* services professional.


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Work Placement

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.

The Humber Experience

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Watch the video to see the International Sports Fair held by our Recreation and Leisure students.

Jaleesa De Silva

Watch the video to learn how Humber's Recreation and Leisure prepared Jaleesa for her career in Recreation Services.

The Humber Advantage

Industry Partnerships

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.

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Internship Partners

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Tim Horton Children's Foundation logo

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Study Abroad

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.

Your Career

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:

  • municipal governments
  • sport organizations
  • outdoor education centres
  • leisure centres
  • not-for-profit agencies
  • commercial recreation organizations

Potential jobs include:

  • recreation programmer/co-ordinator
  • program supervisor
  • special events co-ordinator
  • camp supervisor
  • aquatics supervisor
  • active living co-ordinator

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certification Opportunities

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.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Open Open

Recreation & Leisure Services Program

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Watch the video to find out more about Humber's Recreation and Leisure Diploma program. Hear about the program directly from faculty and students.


Hospitality & Tourism Success Stories

Hospitality Students Showcase Their Pitches to Program Advisory Committee

Hospitality Students Showcase Their Pitches to Program Advisory Committee

Wed, November 27, 2019

Hospitality students had the opportunity to connect with members of the Program Advisory Committee on November 15th.

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Industry Networking Event Opens Doors for Students

Industry Networking Event Opens Doors for Students

Wed, November 27, 2019

With a continuing effort to prepare students for a successful career launch, the annual industry networking event was organized.

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Hospitality Students Experience the Muskokas

Hospitality Students Experience the Muskokas

Tue, November 26, 2019

Over 120 Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management students enjoyed an overnight experience at Deerhurst Resort in the Muskokas.

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Faculty of Business Events

Last Day of Classes

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Faculty of Business News

Students Connect with Employers at First Annual Fall Career Fair

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.

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Metro Info Session and Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities Event a Success

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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Humber Partners With GTAA for Future Immersive Learning Opportunities

Humber Partners With GTAA for Future Immersive Learning Opportunities

Thu, October 03, 2019

On September 26th, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) hosted an Open House for work-integrated learning representatives.

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