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Program description - September 2022

Do you have a passion for working with people? Are you driven by your desire to make a difference in the lives of others? As a recreationist you can play a vital role enhancing the well-being of members of our community! In the field of recreation, you can pursue a meaningful career in municipal recreation, outdoor adventure, community sport, therapeutic recreation, facility operations, event planning … the opportunities are endless! Our two-year diploma program provides you with the skills, knowledge, and experience to make an impact in this exciting field. Utilizing theory and best practices in the provision of recreation and leisure services, you will focus on inclusion, access, health and wellness promotion, community development, leadership, and administration. Through interactive classroom experiences, and community field placements, you will bridge classroom learning to real-world practice while expanding your network with industry leaders. These opportunities will allow you to explore your interests and expose you to the diversity of the field. A career in recreation and leisure services provides you with the possibility of working alongside people of all ages and abilities, within a variety of settings such as community agencies, municipalities, or retirement residences. We are here to make people's lives and their communities better. If this sounds like a program and profession you want to be a part of, we look forward to having you join us!

 

Note:

  • Successfully completing the Human Services Foundation certificate program prior to applying to the Recreation and Leisure Services diploma program is an opportunity to obtain a year of personal growth and education that may contribute to your success in this career-focused program.

Program details

Code: 0008
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2022
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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CONESTOGA COLLEGE
Virtual Open House
Saturday, November 20th 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13350.00
Ancillary Fees
$1554.28
$2834.28
Total Fees
$4250.28
$16184.28

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39 $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $111.00 -
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2342.89 $1907.39
Year Total   $4250.28

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International fee details

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
International Program Tuition $6675.00 $6675.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39 $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $111.00 -
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8574.89 $7609.39
Year Total   $16184.28

Returning student tuition & fees

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

Awards & scholarships

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Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Kitchener – Doon

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