People and governments are focused on the benefits of having an active lifestyle. Current estimates place the health-care cost of physical inactivity in Canada at $5.3 billion. As a result, the need for dedicated professionals who can help Canadians live healthier, active lives is greater than ever.
Graduates plan, deliver and manage leisure, recreation and wellness operations for municipal governments; sport organizations; outdoor education centres; leisure centres; not-for-profit agencies; and commercial recreation organizations, in a variety of roles and responsibilities.
Potential jobs include recreation programmer/ co-ordinator, program supervisor, special events co-ordinator, camp supervisor, aquatics supervisor and active living co-ordinator.