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What is Recreation and Leisure?

Recreation and Leisure is a dynamic and diverse field that spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors. From health wellness to advocacy, recreation professionals provide leadership by creating positive activities for people of all ages to explore their potential, connect to the community, increase health and wellness, celebrate cultural traditions, and be social.

Recreation and leisure programs are important to people’s mental and physical health. When a person participates in recreational activities, it helps reduce stress and contributes to health and wellness. Recreation and leisure are important to communities as well. A recreation diploma prepares graduates for employment in the diverse recreation and leisure field, which includes parks and recreation management, leisure services, therapeutic recreation, community recreation, resorts and camps.

What will you learn?

The curriculum straddles the classroom and the community; real-life experiences give you the opportunity to hone your leadership and teamwork skills. You’ll also:

  • Apply social psychological theories to the practice of leisure programming and administration
  • Assess community leisure needs and find creative solutions for meeting them
  • Learn to coordinate and execute special events, recreation and leisure programs for the community-at-large
  • Engage in fieldwork with community organizations to evaluate the success of recreation and leisure programs

Tamwood’s hands-on approach provides a solid foundation for future graduate studies in such fields as recreation and leisure studies. Students graduate with transferable skills that bring about empowerment, self-management and effective teamwork in rapidly changing workplaces.

Why Study Recreation and Leisure?

Design community programs and activities that help people improve their quality of life and health and have more fun. In a culture that values productivity and work, recreation plays a key role in maintaining a healthy work­­–life balance. When you study Recreation and Leisure Studies, you learn administrative and programming skills that help you develop leisure programs for all ages.

If you love working with people and are interested in improving the health and happiness of communities, recreation and leisure studies may be the perfect program for you. This field of study provides students with the opportunity to work directly with diverse populations from all walks of life. They engage people and inspire them to form social bonds and establish healthy habits in a safe environment.

People who find success in this field tend to enjoy finding creative solutions to problems. They are compassionate and possess strong leadership skills that allow them to motivate others.

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