Recreation and Sport Management

Recreation and Sport Management

Courses

Students not enrolled in the Recreation and Sport Management program must have the Chair's permission to register in any recreation course.

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

RMGT 100  (3)  Introduction to Recreation

This course examines historic and modern systems of delivering recreation services in Canada and globally. Topics include the roots of public service delivery, the sectors of the recreation service industry, the effects of industrialization and urbanization on recreation service delivery in a comparative context, and the state of the recreation profession. Credit will only be granted for one of CONV 101, TOUR 100 or RMGT 100. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

RMGT 101  (3)  Marketing Recreation Experiences

This course focuses on all aspects of recreation marketing, including situation analysis, marketing philosophy, marketing objectives, market segmentation, target marketing, marketing methods, pricing and promoting recreation services, and monitoring and evaluating marketing activities. An emphasis is placed on the various methods that recreation organizations use to promote leisure experiences. Credit will only be granted for one of CONV 106, TOUR 101 or RMGT 101. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

RMGT 109  (9)  Co-operative Education Work Placement I

Individual students are carefully matched to employers who supervise them and evaluate their performance during paid work experience. Monitoring is conducted by VIU personnel. Students maintain a diary of their experiences on the job and write a report on their accomplishments. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" grade point average.

RMGT 110  (1)  Co-operative Education Preparation

This seminar based course will prepare students for their first Co-operative Education Work placement by examining job search strategies, resume creation, and effective interview techniques. Students will also learn how to conduct informational interviews, career and employement research and skill self-assessment, and roles and responsibilities in a work placement. RMGT 110 was formerly called RECR 101T; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of TOUR 110 or RMGT 110. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Recreation and Sport Management Diploma program or permission of Department Chair.

RMGT 126  (3)  Risk Management and Legal Liability in Recreation

This course introduces students to the necessary theoretical, practical and recreation industry-specific knowledge needed to be able to identify a range of risk and legal liability issues within a Canadian context. Legal issues are explored within the context of improving management outcomes, decision-making processes, and recreation service quality. RMGT 126 was formerly called RMGT 226; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of CONV 105,TOUR 126 or RMGT 126. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

RMGT 153  (3)  Diversity and Inclusion in Recreation

This course explores inclusion and diversity in recreation through significant identity features such as age, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, ability, and ethnicity. Learners examine associated barriers and gain the skills required to design and deliver culturally appropriate recreation products and services. Credit will only be granted for one of CONV 103,TOUR 153 or RMGT 153. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

RMGT 159  (3)  Environmental Stewardship in Recreation and Sport

An analysis of the significance of natural resources to recreation and sport behaviour, to provide the skills needed to manage environmentally sustainable tourism and recreation/sport operations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Recreation and Sport Management diploma program or permission of Department Chair.

RMGT 161  (3)  Organizing and Leading Recreation Activities

This course focuses on developing the ability to organize and lead recreation activities for diverse audiences. Topics include selection/development of age and ability appropriate activities, applied leadership theory, client group dynamics, effective communication, and professional conduct. This course includes an applied lab component, where students will lead/participate in activities. Credit will only be granted for one of TOUR 161 or RMGT 161. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

RMGT 170  (3)  Delivery Systems in Recreation and Sport

An introduction to leisure services delivery systems operating in Canada. Topics include Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments' roles; the commercial, not-for-profit, and voluntary sectors; recreation and sport for persons with special needs; travel and tourism; outdoor recreation and sport; the aging population; multiculturalism and aboriginal peoples. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Recreation and Sport Management diploma program or permission of Department Chair.

RMGT 190  (3)  Program Planning I

This course introduces the knowledge and skills needed to design and deliver a diversity of recreation programs. It introduces learners to the knowledge and skills needed to design and deliver recreation programs including needs assessment, design, promotions, implementation, organizational group dynamics, risk management, budgets, and professional conduct. Credit will only be granted for one of CONV 102, TOUR 190 or RMGT 190. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of departmental advisor.

RMGT 200  (3)  Human Resource Management in Recreation and Sport

An opportunity to acquire the planning and administrative tools needed to perform personnel related functions including recruiting, hiring, orientation, training, performance appraisal and guidance. Topics include labour force issues, legislation and regulations pertinent to the recreation workplace. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Recreation and Sport Management diploma program or permission of Department Chair.

RMGT 205  (3)  Recreation Administration

This course covers administrative practices relevant to entry-level professionals in the recreation industry. Topics include foundations of management, decision-making, planning, coordination of financial and human resources in the public, not-for-profit, and private recreation sectors. Credit will only be granted for one of TOUR 205 or RMGT 205. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

RMGT 209  (9)  Co-operative Education Work Placement II

The second and final practical, on-the-job training placement as described in RMGT 109. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" grade point average.

RMGT 210  (1)  Co-operative Education Preparation

This seminar based course is designed to prepare students for their second cooperative education work placement, improve job preparation, and retention skills, explore labour markets and career development. Students will develop a personal action plan, portfolio, business card and complete a reflective paper on competencies. RMGT 210 was formerly called RECR 201T; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of TOUR 210 or RMGT 210. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Recreation and Sport Management Diploma program or permission of Department Chair.

RMGT 211  (3)  Inclusive Recreation and Sport Services

An introduction to inclusive recreation and sport opportunities for special groups within society. An opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide inclusive leisure opportunities for all special populations within the recreation and sport delivery system. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Recreation and Sport Management diploma program or permission of Department Chair.

RMGT 220  (3)  Recreation Places and Spaces

An examination of the key components of leisure service management including the planning, design and construction of public and private facilities and parks. Includes an examination of the impact of innovation on design and operation of facilities and the role of technological development. Credit will only be granted for one of TOUR 220 or RMGT 220. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

RMGT 226  (3)  Law for Recreation and Sport Managers

An introduction to the Canadian legal system and laws relating to human rights, tort, contracts, consumer protection, employment, insurance, agency, forms of business ownership, real and personal property and environmental protection. Legal issues pertaining to the recreation and sport environment such as public regulation, athlete's rights, sport as business, sport injuries, drug testing, the role of the teacher and coach, and risk management. Law is examined in the context of improving recreation and sport management decision-making and services. Not open to students with credit in TRMT 226 or LAWW 326. Credit will only be granted for one of CONV 105, TOUR 226 or RMGT 226. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ENGL 115 and RMGT 170.

RMGT 230  (3)  Leisure Across the Lifespan

This course introduces students to the fundamental lifespan development perspectives and theories by examining the impact of leisure and recreation on growth and development over the lifespan. Students will explore the relationship between leisure experiences and family, childhood peer relations, career involvement, retirement, and healthy aging. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

RMGT 251  (3)  Assessment and Evaluation Methods in Recreation

The focus of this course is on introducing students to common methods of assessing recreation needs and evaluating recreation programs. Topics covered in this course include methods of assessment and evaluation, research ethics, data collection and analysis, knowledge mobilization, and utilizing results. Credit will only be granted for one of TOUR 251 or RMGT 251. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

RMGT 259  (3)  Sustainability in Recreation

This course applies the three pillars of sustainability lens to assess recreation in terms of behaviour and service delivery. Students identify issues and strategies required to connect people with their natural and cultural heritage, promote healthy lifestyles, recognize the interconnections necessary for sustainability, and appreciate intrinsic values of nature and culture. RMGT 259 was formerly called RMGT 159,TOUR 159; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of TOUR 259 or RMGT 259. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

RMGT 260  (3)  Commercial Recreation and Sport

A study of the nature and function of recreation and sport in commercial and private settings, including an overview of the development and profitable operation of areas, facilities, and programs in the leisure market. An opportunity to learn the necessary writing, technical, business management, and people skills to compete in the current marketplace. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Recreation and Sport Management diploma program or permission of Department Chair.

RMGT 270  (3)  Recreation and Sport in Aboriginal Communities

An examination of beliefs, participation and organization surrounding aboriginal recreation and sport. Topics include aboriginal community life, patterns of recreation and sport participation, beliefs concerning recreation and sport leadership, traditional games, aboriginal sport and recreation organizations, major aboriginal sport events, parks, and current issues in aboriginal sport and recreation delivery. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Recreation and Sport Management diploma program or permission of the instructor.

RMGT 280  (3)  Leisure and Active Lifestyles

An examination of the role of leisure and active living in today's society. Topics include the connection between the mind, body and spirit in leisure activities, and the contribution of active living to increased feelings of personal worth, energy and vitality. Credit will only be granted for one of RECR 180 or RMGT 280. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Recreation and Sport Management diploma program or permission of Department Chair.

RMGT 290  (3)  Program Planning II

Building on Program Planning I, this course requires students to complete an extended practical experience with a recreation service provider. Topics covered include review of the recreation programming cycle, identification and mitigation of risks, program resources, volunteer recruitment and supervision, promotion and sponsorship, budget management, implementation and evaluation. Credit will only be granted for one of TOUR 290 or RMGT 290. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: RMGT 190.

RMGT 309A  (9)  Third Co-operative Education Work Placement

The third and final practical on-the-job training experience as described in RMGT 109. Admission is based on availability of space and the student's academic performance. (9:0:0 for 26 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "B" grade point average.

RMGT 311  (3)  Consumer Behaviour in Recreation

A consideration of the concepts of consumer behaviour, and the practical implications of these concepts to leisure. Topics include designing products through an understanding of consumer needs, and designing marketing strategies that influence the consumer to purchase these products and to receive satisfaction from the purchase decision. (4:0:0 for 10 weeks)

Prerequisite: Enrolment in third-year of the Recreation Major program.

RMGT 480  (3)  Issues, Trends and Professional Practice in Recreation

The ability to apply knowledge of current issues and trends to the development of professional practice. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Enrolment in fourth-year of the Recreation Major program.

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