Recreation and Sport Management

Recreation and Sport Management

24 months
Application deadlines: March 31
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$106
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$20,201
Domestic tuition: CA$8,028

Program overview

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.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Proof of English language proficiency is required from applicants for whom English is not their first language or from those whose education was completed in any country where English is not the official language. For students who meet the academic requirements but not the English language requirement, conditional acceptance to VIU may be granted. In this case, admission is granted pending completion of VIU’s English Language Centre program (level AP5). Exceptions may apply. Up to 30 advanced credits may be granted for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (higher level) courses. Academic programs may have additional program admission requirements and course prerequisites. Please check your specific program requirements from VIU programs. International students who are BC high school graduates must have a minimum grade of “C” in English 12 for direct entry into an academic program. The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

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.

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada

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