Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

The following academic diploma is intended primarily for those seeking to complete two years of university-transfer course work towards a degree in Recreation, Leisure, and Sport Studies.

This diploma from the Department of Kinesiology does not by itself transfer to other colleges and universities. The individual courses taken to fulfill the requirements of this diploma must be assessed for their transfer credit status. Students are responsible to check with the institutions to which they want to attend to determine the transferability of courses.

 

CURRICULUM

A student must complete a minimum of 60 credits including:

Courses Credits
All of
RECR 1160 Foundations of Leisure and Recreation
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course presents a number of key concepts, issues, and topics related to the field of leisure and recreation. These include the basic history, psychology, and philosophy of recreation and leisure, as well as the scope of organizations and programs within Canada, i.e., the public, not-for-profit, and commercial sectors.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.

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KINS 1161 Leisure & Sport in Society
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Introduction to the political, economic and social basis of leisure and sport: concepts, myths, theories and problems.College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1160 or 1161.

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Three of
RECR 1162 Direct Leadership in Recreation
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 6.0

This course is designed as an introduction to leadership techniques and theory as they relate to direct leadership of recreation activities. Students will learn skills for organizing and leading specific recreation activities, including co-operative games and group initiatives. A primary (and required) experience in this course is a four or five-day Outdoor Field School. There are additional costs related to this course.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.

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RECR 1166 Valuing Diversity in Leadership
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

An overview of the history, philosophy, and scope of the provision of inclusive leisure services for all members of a community. Emphasis will be placed upon identification of barriers to participation, the impact of such barriers, and a plausible process for change. Examples of persons who have diverse backgrounds and abilities will be explored, as will familiarization with available services and support organizations.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.

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RECR 1168 Recreation Program Planning
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course is an introduction to the principles of planning, designing, implementing and evaluating recreation programs and services. This is accomplished through the application of a rational planning process involving needs and market assessment, developing objectives, value-based intentional program design models, advertising and evaluation techniques.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.Prerequisite(s): RECR 1160.

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RECR 1170 Introduction to Recreation Facilities and Environments
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

An introduction to the design and operation of various recreation facilities and environments. Course topics include design, legislation, regulations, programming, preparation for special events, introductory human resource management, safety of environments, fiscal planning and budgeting, operations of selected facilities, and new trends and issues. It also includes field trips to selected recreation facilities and observation projects.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.

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RECR 1195 Special Topics I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is reserved for Recreation courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) College Recreation Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Recreation Lecturers.Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites will be announced in the Registration Guide and Course Schedule.

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RECR 1270 Applied Skills in Recreation Operations
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

The course is designed for the student to learn fundamental supervisory skills in the areas of legal liability, labour-management relations, security, contracting out, preventative maintenance, custodial procedures, and staffing for efficient maintenance of recreation facilities. Includes field trips to selected recreation facilities and observation projects.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.

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RECR 2260 The Arts and Heritage in Recreation
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course explores the nature of and values associated with arts and heritage in recreation. The relationships and responsibilities of recreation organizations, and of leadership personnel, to the provision and facilitation of arts and heritage opportunities will be a primary focus.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.

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RECR 2295 Special Topics II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is reserved for Recreation courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) College Recreation Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Recreation Lecturers.

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RECR 2361 Applied Leadership in Recreation Organizations
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course presents a number of concepts, skills, and issues related to effective leadership in recreation organizations. These include self-leadership, decision-making, group dynamics, supervision, and teamwork skills.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.Prerequisite(s): RECR 1160

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RECR 2470 Recreation Issues and Trends
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 6.0 | Lab: 2.0

Problem-based learning approach to selected trends and issues in the field of recreation, and exploring their application to recreation settings. Various research techniques are investigated and practiced to meet these goals.Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Recreation Management and the Recreation Leadership Diploma.Prerequisite(s): RECR 1160.

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Six to eight courses (18 to 24 credits) from other KINS or RECR courses, excluding Recreation Portfolio and Internship courses.
18-24
Seven to nine courses (21 to 27 credits) from non-Kinesiology and non-Recreation (KINS and RECR) electives, including at least two courses (6 credits) in ENGL and at least three courses (9 credits) from the Social Sciences.
21-27

Program Notes:

Kinesiology and Recreation courses that presently receive transfer credit to SFU, UBC, UNBC, and UVic may be used to fulfill the elective course requirements for diplomas or associate degrees in Arts and Science.