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Recreation Management - Diploma (2019/20)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$7,894.47
Tuition: $7,013.94

Note: Year 1: $3,309.00 and Year 2: $3,704.94

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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:138.00
Bus Pass Fee:177.60
Lab Fee:75.93
Health and Dental Fee:459.00
Total Fees:$880.53

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

General Program Description

With coursework in recreation management, business management, and related specialty courses, the Recreation Management program helps prepare students to become leaders in the recreation and leisure services industry. The program offers experiential and interdisciplinary learning opportunities that may include real-world event management experience, recreation programming simulation, inclusive recreation programming, job shadow assignments, guest speakers, volunteer assignments, site visits to recreation facilities and applied research.

Credentials Granted

Students may begin their studies by applying to either the certificate or diploma program. Students who select a two-year diploma program can exit after completing one full year of coursework with a certificate or continue into second-year diploma studies.

Certificate and diploma students are required to maintain a minimum course grade of C- (55 percent) in all program courses. BBA students are required to maintain a minimum course grade of C (60 percent) and an average course grade of C+ in all program courses that contribute to the BBA.


The Recreation Management diploma offers specialized courses in recreation and business and is awarded to students who successfully complete the two-year diploma curriculum – a total of 60 credits.

Program Information

Graduates of this program can enter the workforce in public recreation services, commercial recreation, non-profit organizations, college/university recreation departments, resorts/outdoor camps, recreation facility administration, and inclusive recreation programs.

They can also continue into a Recreation Management bachelor degree program at other institutions, or transfer into the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Sustainable Business Practices at College of the Rockies.

Admission Requirements:

  • Secondary school graduation (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 65% in English 12 or equivalent; refer to course equivalency information on the College website
  • Recommended: Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, Math
  • 080, or equivalent
  • Recommended: Basic computer skills
  • RECR 231 requires that students complete CPR-C and Occupational First Aid Level 1 before their work placement.

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes

Credit can be awarded for one or more courses in this program through FA

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Course Outline for: Recreation Management - Diploma

Year 1


NOTE: students may choose COMP 153 or COMP 154


Choose one of the recommended electives:

One of MGMT 216, COMP 154, MGMT 305, FNST 101, ANTH 105, KTUN 100. Students may also choose any elective in University Arts and Science or Business Management that supports their recreation management goals.

Year 2


NOTE: students may choose ACCT 261 or ACCT 263


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