Recreation and Sport Management

Recreation and Sport Management

  • Program Length 
    2 Years
  • Credential 
    Diploma
  • Options 
    Co-op
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo


The Program

This program is offered as a mandatory Co-operative Education format with four academic semesters and two paid Co-op placements.

The focus of this diploma program is on the provision of recreation and sport services and products in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors within communities. The program assesses the impact of recreation and sport and the environment in order to plan and develop healthy communities. Features of the program include the provision of applied skills and knowledge, direct leadership experience, a co-operative education model (paid employment), and small class sizes.

The program prepares students for career entry; however, students interested in further studies can apply to the third year of VIU’s Bachelor of Tourism Management, Major in Recreation.

Program Outline

Year 1

Credits

RMGT 100 - (Introduction to Recreation)

3

RMGT 101 - (Marketing Recreation Experiences)

3

RMGT 110 - (Co-operative Education Preparation)

1

RMGT 153 - (Diversity and Inclusion in Recreation)

3

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

3

RMGT 161 - (Organizing and Leading Recreation Activities)

3

RMGT 190 - (Program Planning I)

3

ENGL 115 - (University Writing and Research)

3

ACCT 101 - (Accounting for Non-Financial Managers)

3

QUME 185 - (Business Computer Applications)

3

Elective

3

Total Credits

31

Intersession

Credits

RMGT 109 - (Co-op Education Work Placement I)

9

Year 2

Credits

RMGT 230 - (Leisure Across the Lifespan) 

3

RMGT 259 - (Sustainability in Recreation)

1

RMGT 290 - (Program Planning II)

3

RMGT 220 - (Recreation Places and Spaces)

3

RMGT 251 - (Assessment and Evaluation Methods in Recreation)

3

RMGT 205 - (Recreation Administration)

3

RMGT 210 - (Co-operative Education Preparation)

3

ENGL 204 - (Business and Technical Writing)

3

Three Electives

9

Total Credits

31

Intersession

Credits

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

9

Further Studies

The program prepares students for career entry; however, students interested in further studies can apply to the third year of VIU's Bachelor of Tourism Management.

Completion Requirements

Beyond satisfying the academic requirements necessary for graduation, all students must obtain four completion requirements from the categories of leadershiptechnical training, or professional development. These may be obtained by completing certifications, or attending workshops and conferences from an approved list of options.

Students must maintain a GPA of 2.33 (C+) in order to qualify for work placement activities.

Students must achieve a GPA of 2.33 (C+), with a minimum grade of "C-" in all courses except general electives, and must perform satisfactorily in all work placement activities in order to graduate.

Updated 
Monday, October 30, 2017

Admission Requirements

Recommendation for Admission

  • History of leadership, active involvement in recreation and sport pursuits, and experience working with people of varying ages and interests.

Notes on Admission

  • Fieldwork may require a criminal record check prior to placement.
  • Enrolment in this program is limited. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.
  • All new students must participate in a compulsory orientation held early in the Fall semester.

Start Date and Application Deadline

The program starts in September and applications are accepted between the first business day in October and March 31. For further information regarding late applications and program contacts check the Program Availability List.

Co-operative Education

Under the Co-operative Education format, formal supervised work terms are integrated into the total curriculum on a paid basis. Students will benefit from the experience by:

  • relating academic study more effectively to the field of practice;
  • developing a clearer career focus;
  • gaining valuable practical experience;
  • being able to finance a larger portion of their education.

Access to Co-operative Education placements is based on students’ GPA (minimum of 2.33 (“C+”) is required) and their willingness to work as a team member with faculty and Co-operative Education staff to find appropriate placements.

Students in Co-operative Education work terms pay a fee, which is due during the second month of each work term.

Career Opportunities

The administration of recreation and sport services is a challenging career in this increasingly leisure-oriented society. Dynamic and innovative people are needed to plan, organize, and supervise recreation experiences in a variety of settings. Graduates have found employment in the following areas:

  • Agencies, such as the Boys’ and Girls’ Club and the YM/YWCA, Sport B.C.
  • Public Recreation and Sport Management, including parks and recreation departments in municipalities and regional districts, community schools, recreation associations, and public recreation and sport facilities.
  • Outdoor Recreation, providing camping, wilderness experiences, risk recreation and sport, and environmental education. Parks involvement is also possible.
  • Commercial Enterprises, such as fitness centres, racquetball complexes, and retail outlets.
  • Inclusive Leisure, involving the provision of recreation to those with special needs, such as individuals who are disabled and disadvantaged in institutions or in the community.
  • Tourism, including destination resorts, theme parks, tourist bureaus, and special events and festivals.
Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year

Amount

Tuition (31 credits x $144.86 per credit)

4,490.66

Student Activity fee (31 credits x $5.79 per credit)

179.49

Student Services fee (31 credits x $6.4 per credit)

198.40

VIU Students' Union fee (12 months x $19.12 per month)

229.44

Co-op Fee ($629.14 per term)

629.14

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,800.00

Total

7,802.13

Notes

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee ( semesters x $76.48 per semester)

0.00

Co-op fee ($629.14 per term)

629.14

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,800.00

Total

18,692.94

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $635.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Saturday, April 1, 2017
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