Explore numerous College, University, and Training programs in the recreation sector.

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Adventure & Recreation Services

The perfect program for students who are seeking a career in the adventure industry. Graduates will have the opportunity to work in wilderness-related leadership occupations like expedition planning, outdoor skill instructors, mountain/river guides and assistant guides

College of the Rockies

Adventure Tourism Business Operations Diploma
The name says it all. Get out of the classroom for some real, hands-on experience in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  This program is big on adventure but also focuses on those business skills you need to work in the tourism industry or to start your own tourism business, including entrepreneurship, marketing, sustainability and business training.

Your ATBO instructors are highly skilled guides in avalanche safety, rock climbing, mountaineering, whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, canoeing, and sea kayaking.
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Mountain Adventure Skills Training
Did we get you at Mountain Adventure? Push your personal boundaries in this truly adventurous program. Imagine your stunning BC Rocky Mountain classroom where you’ll spend time hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, canoeing, whitewater rafting while also earning the certifications and training that employers want. That’s MAST!
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Thompson Rivers University

Adventure Guide Certificate
The Adventure Guide Certificate is a 30-credit, eight-month introduction to adventure sports and the adventure industry with extensive time on field activity courses and compressed and modularized classroom course instruction. This is the ideal program for students wishing to explore their career interests in adventure-related fields.
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Adventure Guide Diploma
The Adventure Guide Diploma is a fast-paced, two-year course of study comprised of field trips, outdoor skills instruction, and self-directed expeditions. Courses cover a wide range of adventure activities and theoretical topics. Field trips make up 60 percent of the course load.
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Victoria Island University

Certificate in Adventure Tourism and Recreation
Carve out a career exploring the wilderness in the adventure and eco-tourism industry with VIU’s Certificate in Adventure Tourism and Recreation program. Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast will be your outdoor classroom as you prepare for a job in BC’s growing tourism industry. Learn with experienced instructors, who engage you in a small class setting through hands-on training in the field, and in a valuable internship in the adventure tourism and recreation industry.
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Facilities & Building Management and Services

Building managers oversee the day-to-day operations that exist within a given building or facility and understand both the mechanical and people side of the operation. Job opportunities for managers within this field include facility coordinators, building supervisors, project managers and site operations managers. For those who wish to focus solely on building mechanics, service workers provide the mechanical skills necessary to keep buildings and facilities running under the supervision of site managers.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Business Operations Management (Facilities Management) Diploma
Facilities management is a specialized area of operations that has many job opportunities in almost every industry. By earning your Facilities Management Certificate, you’ll be working with current industry professionals to earn the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage operations of different types of facilities for a long, rewarding career.
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Burnaby Community & Continuing Education

Building Service Worker Certificate
The Building Service Worker Certificate program provides the working knowledge required to qualify as a building service worker. The course uses a combination of classroom instruction and practical hands-on experience to train students.
Topics covered include: Cleaning, Chemical use, Equipment, Floor care, Safety, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training
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Langara College

Professional Building Manager Certificate & Courses
This part-time program covers supervisory and management skills specifically related to building operations. The program content is applicable to residential and commercial buildings, as well as recreational, hospitality, and health related facilities.
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Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia

Building Service Worker 1
This course is an introduction to the skills required to work in the building service custodial field. Upon successful completion of the course, including written and skills demonstration exams, the student is issued a BSW 1 certificate. (Students must be proficient in written/verbal English) This certificate is a prerequisite or preferred qualification for employment for many school boards, colleges recreation centres and institutions.
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Ice Facility Operator (IFO)
This 40 hour course – 5 consecutive-8 hour days – prepares students to write the Technical Safety BC (TSBC) provincial IFO exam. Course content includes basic applied mathematics, safety, codes and regulations, basic refrigeration thermodynamics and system components, floor systems, coolants, electrical systems, heat reclaim and humidity control and general maintenance procedures. The pre-requisite for the TSBC Provincial IFO Exam are; 40 hours of training through completion of the IFO Theory course and exam plus, 30 days’ work experience including completion of the practicum Log Book.
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Selkirk College

Golf Club Operations Online Certificate
This fully-online program gives you personalized learning experiences and flexibility to set your own schedule as you explore our multimedia curriculum, complete with videos, forums and chat rooms. Whether you’re looking to improve your workplace performance, increase your chances of career advancement or pave your way into the industry, our program can help you get there.
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Vancouver Community College

Building Manager Certificate
Get professional training in key areas of building management and leadership including landlord-tenant law, basic building maintenance, fire safety, security, and record keeping.
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Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management involves the supervision and organization of housekeeping, sales, marketing and human resources within the hospitality sector. Work opportunities are diverse, allowing individuals to explore careers within industries like hotel, cruise ship, tourism and event planning.

Brighton College

Hospitality Management Diploma
The Hospitality Management Diploma program equips students with the skills necessary to work in the hospitality industry and lays the key foundations for their growth into supervisory and management positions. Through its partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), Brighton College delivers high-quality curriculum designed to deeply familiarize participants with the most current practices and trends in today’s hospitality industry, including supervisory principles and practices in the food and beverage industry, housekeeping management, security and safety equipment procedures, employment laws and personnel management, contemporary technology use, and hospitality marketing and sales strategies.
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Douglas College

Hospitality Management
The Hospitality Management Diploma Program provides students with marketing and management principles associated with lodging and restaurant operations. For individuals already experienced in the field, the program offers an opportunity to expand marketing and management theory and practice in preparation for university transfer or management training programs.
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Selkirk College

Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
The two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the ever-changing and competitive business world in Canada, specifically the hospitality industry.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management includes a paid 4-month work term from May-September. Students will be given the opportunity to interview for positions in the hospitality industry either locally, in larger cities, or in resort areas. The work term is a required component of the Post Graduate Diploma and offers an opportunity to take your education abroad
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Ski Resort Operations and Management
Based in Nelson, BC, you’ll be at the centre of epic mountain culture and have easy access to world-class ski resorts where you can sharpen your ski, snowboard and networking skills. Covering all aspects of ski resort operations, our program gives you a unique blend of management skills and industry knowledge to prepare you for lasting leadership roles. The curriculum contains specific industry course content not commonly available at post-secondary educational institutions.
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Resort and Hotel Management Diploma
The Canadian tourism industry has generated approximately $90 billion in revenue annually and there is no sign of it slowing down. With the prediction of a substantial rise in employment opportunities, our Resort and Hotel Management (RHOT) program will set you up with the skills you need to launch a career in this dynamic industry. 
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Vancouver Community College

Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Get a comprehensive understanding of business practices in the hospitality industry. Learn to manage guest services for hotels, cruise ships, convention centres, and fine dining establishments.
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Hospitality Management (Diploma)
Learn professional business management practices for careers in hotels, cruise ships, convention centres, and dining establishments.
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Retail and Hospitality Careers Certificate
Gain skills and knowledge to work in retail and hospitality through practical experience in community-based work settings. Intended for adults with cognitive disabilities.
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Recreation & Leisure Services

Management of recreation and leisure services requires organizing, planning and supervising recreation experiences within the private, public and non-profit sectors. Career opportunities in the field of sport, recreation and wellness are broad and can include working for commercial enterprises, provincial-municipal parks, community centres and recreation centres, as well as tourism and non-profit agencies.

Capilano University

Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma
Connect your passion for the outdoors with a career. Through a unique curriculum combining engaging classroom study, relevant field trips and a practicum experience, students in the Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma program gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to contribute to the exciting and challenging outdoor recreation industry.
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College of the Rockies

Recreation Management Certificate or Diploma
The Recreation Management program prepares you for a career in operations, athletic development, facility management, recreation programming and many other specialty fields. We provide you with the business know-how, management skills and related specialty courses.
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Langara College

Recreation Leadership Diploma Program
The two-year Recreation Leadership Diploma Program is the foundation required to be successful in both academic studies in Recreation Management and in a career in the field. The program is for students who excel at working with people and are looking to improve the quality of life in their communities through active, healthy, and engaged connections. Recreation professionals help people improve their quality of life. It is a profession that builds people and by this action builds communities.
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Bachelor of Recreation Management Degree
The Recreation Management Program is a degree completion program (third and fourth year of a bachelor’s degree) for students who have a recreation diploma or the equivalent, and who are interested in pursuing careers in the Recreation Field. The program is flexible and student-focused and combines a solid foundation in management theory and practical knowledge with specialized courses in recreation.
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Trinity Western University

Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Leisure Management
The demand for business professionals in the athletic world continues to expand as an area of impact on society. For the business-minded student who loves the world of sport and recreation, this stream offers training for those who desire to work in the field of sport management, public relations, marketing, business management, athletic leadership or municipal recreation.

Choose between a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK) with a stream focus in Sport and Leisure Management or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sport and Leisure Management, which offers courses in public relations, communication and advanced marketing.
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Bachelor of Human Kinetics with focus on Sport and Leisure Management
The demand for business professionals in the athletic world continues to expand as an area of impact on society. For the business-minded student who loves the world of sport and recreation, this stream offers training for those who desire to work in the field of sport management, public relations, marketing, business management, athletic leadership or municipal recreation.

Choose between a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK) with a stream focus in Sport and Leisure Management or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sport and Leisure Management, which offers courses in public relations, communication and advanced marketing.
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University of Victoria

Bachelor Of Arts in Recreation and Health Education
The recreation and health education program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you to enter the fields of recreation, wellness and health promotion, leadership and administration.
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Vancouver Community College

Sport and Recreation Management Certificate
Gain comprehensive knowledge and experience in the Canadian sport and recreation industry while preparing for roles such as coordinator, leader, or manager.
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Vancouver Island University

Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management
The Masters of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management program is offered at VIU’s Nanaimo campus on beautiful Vancouver Island – in a region of Canada that is noted for leisure and tourism opportunities. This two-year program delivers a non-traditional approach to studies in ecotourism and innovative leisure practices, with courses that combine field experience and classroom instruction, all within a global context. Leisure studies and sustainability studies engage students with experiential learning opportunities, delivered by expert faculty who are leaders in their field.
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Recreation and Sport Management Diploma
Do you have passion for healthy, active lifestyles, and a desire to shape those interests into a rewarding career? VIU’s Recreation and Sport Management program can help you launch a career in the growing sport, recreation, health and wellness industries. In the program, your learning will benefit from hands-on exploration under the guidance of instructor who care about your success. Take your learning deeper with paid internships and small classes, where you will work closely with other students and your instructors on meaningful community projects.
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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Careers in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration, also known as HVAC-R, are high-paying and in demand. This job requires hands-on mechanical skills and problem-solving in the installation, servicing and troubleshooting of HVAC-R within residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Career pathways are broad and after acquiring a Red Seal certification, journeypersons can work for wholesalers, contracting firms, government agencies and large hotel/resort chains.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician (Diploma)
The HVAC and R Technician certificate is a non co-op program which provides a foundation in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration system design, installation and service. The program is 40 weeks in duration combining classroom and shop instruction. After learning direct refrigeration systems, a broad range of topics focused on HVAC systems design, operation and controls are learned. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis, service requirements and procedures. Graduates of this program who enter the trade within one year of graduation can expect to receive credit for three levels of technical training for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic apprenticeship.
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Okanagan College

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprenticeship (4 years)
In this 4-year apprenticeship, the apprentice works in industry and attends school for 6-8 weeks each year, (level 1 & 2 are 6 weeks and level 3  & 4 are 8 weeks). These four blocks of  technical training and 5 years of on-the-job training will progress the apprentice through the full spectrum of learning required to become a Qualified Journeyperson.  
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Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia

Refrigeration Operator
Approved by Technical Safety BC TSBC, this course prepares students to qualify to write the provincial Refrigeration Operator RO examination. Topics for instruction conform to the BCSA and Standardization of Power Engineers Exam and Certification SOPEEC Syllabus including The Act, Regulations and Codes, Safety, Refrigeration Systems Administration, Refrigeration Fundamentals, Compressors, Controls and Instrumentation, Condensers and Cooling Towers, Evaporators and Cooling Coils, Operation, and Maintenance, Electrical, Air Conditioning,Mathematics and Science and Practical Experience.
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Vancouver Island University

Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Mechanic
If you’re handy, interested in mechanics, and seek a well-paying career that’s in high demand, think about taking the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic program at VIU’s Cowichan Trades Centre. Those who take refrigeration and airconditioning mechanic courses, also known as an HVAC program, can use their skills to enter a service-oriented career field with many opportunities.
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Sport Administration

Careers in sport and leisure are vast and vary depending on the educational pathways individuals may choose but all generally include working with diverse populations in the form of wellness and health promotion. Due to the broad nature of this career field, individuals can seek jobs anywhere from program planners and activity workers to coaches, fitness instructor’s personal trainers and recreational therapists.

Douglas College

Sports Science Diploma
In the Sport Science Diploma Program, students develop theoretical knowledge of sports administration, physical growth and development, bio-mechanics, exercise physiology, sport history and sport psychology. This interdisciplinary program provides flexibility in course selection and is suitable for students with multiple areas of interest and those wanting flexibility in their career direction. There are also options to specialize in kinesiology or health and recreation.
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Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching
The Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) prepares students to become physical education teachers, community sport coaches or fitness professionals. The curriculum includes fieldwork placements, leadership courses and labs in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics. Graduates can apply directly into fifth year at SFU, UBC or other universities to complete a teaching credential. The program also meets admission requirements for the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.
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Therapeutic Recreation Diploma Program
The two-year Therapeutic Recreation Diploma will prepare you to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a wide range of leisure services for people with barriers to participating in leisure activities. Such services might include arts and crafts, dance, music, sports, games, aquatics and group outings. You will have the opportunity to apply classroom theory in real-life situations through two semesters of practicum work in health-care or social-service settings.
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Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation
The four-year Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program gives you the tools to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a wide range of leisure services for people with barriers to participating in leisure activities. Such services might include arts and crafts, dance, music, sports, games, aquatics and group outings. You’ll apply what you learn in the classroom through practicum placements and community projects, where you’ll work with real clients in a variety of health-care and social-service settings.
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Camosun College

Bachelor of Sport Management
Sport Management professionals combine business, sport science, management and social-cultural knowledge to work as leaders and planners in the industry. If you’re passionate about the business of sport, Camosun’s Sport Management programs could be just what you’re looking for.
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Exercise & Wellness (Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma)
Graduates of the Exercise & Wellness programs gain relevant certifications and work with diverse populations to facilitate change, both in the lives of individuals and within communities. If you’re committed to living and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, and want to make a difference, Exercise & Wellness may be your path to a fulfilling career.
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Tourism Management

Careers in this field focus on the management and overview of tourism as a whole, including business marketing, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Individuals pursuing a career in tourism management have a wide variety of work opportunities within commercial recreation and tourism, adventure tourism, tour operations, indigenous tourism and ecotourism.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Tourism Management Diploma
The Tourism Management diploma program is designed by working industry professionals to give you the most relevant, current skills and knowledge to be successful in the challenging, varied world of tourism. In BC’s only business-focused tourism marketing program, you’ll receive rigorous, comprehensive training in all aspects of tourism like social media promotions, event planning, and more.
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Capilano University

Bachelor Of Tourism Management Degree
A degree in tourism management broadens your understanding of the global issues, impacts and challenges facing the tourism industry and prepares you to be effective in complex situations. Courses emphasize sustainability, community engagement, global consciousness and experiential learning with options to earn concentrations in hotel and resort management or adventure.
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College of the Rockies

Tourism Management Certificate or Diploma
Our Tourism Management program prepares you for a career in resorts, hotels, and other tourism operations. You can choose from a one-year certificate or complete the two-year diploma program. The program includes courses in tourism, business management, and related specialty courses. This program is available entirely online. You can also take most courses in person at our Cranbrook campus. The Rockies are right outside the door, giving you the opportunity to blend lifestyle and learning in one of the most spectacular places on Earth – and one of BC’s hottest tourism destinations!
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Okanagan College

Tourism Management Diploma
The Tourism Management Diploma at Okanagan College is designed to give students real-world knowledge, skills and opportunities designed to advance careers in the tourism sector. Upon graduation, students will be ideally suited for supervisory or front-line management positions in tourism.
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Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Tourism Management
The Bachelor of Tourism Management program is designed for graduates of recognized two-year diploma programs in tourism management, hospitality administration and outdoor recreation, and for those who have completed related programs and have similar educational backgrounds. Industry experience is assumed. The degree forms an integral part of the BC Tourism Learning System. Two-year diploma programs vary in their composition but generally satisfy most core or foundation course and elective requirements.
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University of Northern British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts in Nature-Based Tourism Management
Tourism has become the largest industry and employer in the world. One of the most important and fastest growing sectors in tourism is nature-based tourism, which comprises attractions, activities and experiences involving interaction with natural and cultural resources (e.g., ecotourism, adventure tourism, indigenous tourism).  This degree examines the various components of the nature-based tourism system, giving emphasis to the entrepreneurial perspectives and sustainability issues in the industry.  Reflecting the interdisciplinarity of the field, and related career directions, students select from the following Areas of Specialization: marketing and entrepreneurship, outdoor education and leadership, indigenous/cultural tourism, or environment and society.
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Bachelor of Arts in Nature-Based Tourism Management with a minor in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management
Tourism has become the largest industry and employer in the world. One of the most important and fastest growing sectors in tourism is nature-based tourism, which comprises attractions, activities and experiences involving interaction with natural and cultural resources (e.g., ecotourism, adventure tourism, indigenous tourism).  This degree examines the various components of the nature-based tourism system, giving emphasis to the entrepreneurial perspectives and sustainability issues in the industry.  Reflecting the interdisciplinarity of the field, and related career directions, students select from the following Areas of Specialization: marketing and entrepreneurship, outdoor education and leadership, indigenous/cultural tourism, or environment and society.
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Vancouver Island University

Bachelor of Tourism Management
Vancouver Island University is the heart of a tourism and recreation hub, which means your backyard could be both your classroom and your playground.

The Bachelor of Tourism Management program is a continuation of the knowledge developed through the hospitality, tourism, and outdoor recreation diploma programs. With community-based projects and two paid co-op semesters, students gain opportunities to forge valuable industry connections and experience.
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Tourism Studies Diploma
Interested in travel and love working with people? A career in tourism can open up the world to you. If you’re seeking variety and a creative career with a human touch, you can join one of Canada’s fastest growing industries as a tourism professional.

VIU’s Tourism diploma program combines in-class instruction with hands-on paid co-op placements over two years. As a hospitality and tourism studies student, you will learn about sustainability, marketing, risk-management, diversity, and event-planning – providing you with the knowledge and expertise to seamlessly transition into a diverse range of careers available in the tourism industry. 
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Event Management Certificate
If you’re a people person and love the challenge of working in a fast-paced, creative industry, VIU’s Event Management Certificate can get you started on your path to a rewarding career. Study event planning in this part-time one-year online program, which many students complete while they are working.

An event planning career is full of variety, with opportunities to work in a company, launch a small business, or contract to agencies or organizations seeking this important skill set. It’s a detail-oriented career, where you can apply your organizational and problem-solving skills as a certified special events professional.
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Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management
The Masters of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management program is offered at VIU’s Nanaimo campus on beautiful Vancouver Island – in a region of Canada that is noted for leisure and tourism opportunities. This two-year program delivers a non-traditional approach to studies in ecotourism and innovative leisure practices, with courses that combine field experience and classroom instruction, all within a global context. Leisure studies and sustainability studies engage students with experiential learning opportunities, delivered by expert faculty who are leaders in their field.
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Training and Certifications

Check out the different training and certifications that you can take

BC Recreation and Parks Association

Autism Awareness for Recreation Leaders
This course is designed to provide recreation staff with an overview of autism and an introduction to strategies for supporting individuals with autism in recreation settings.  In this highly interactive one-hour module, learners will work through four real life scenarios, watching a series of video interviews with recreation staff who have dealt with similar situations.  Learners will become more familiar with the behaviours associated with autism, and walk away with communication tips, teaching and learning strategies and behaviour support approaches.  Learners will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
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PoolSafeBC
This course is designed for all aquatic centre staff to enhance their knowledge and skills in recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazards in pool settings.  In order to receive certification, you are required to fully complete the course and achieve 70% on the exam. A PoolSafeBC certificate can be printed immediately following successful completion. The course covers subjects such as rights and responsibilities of employers and workers, common hazards, microbiological organisms, chemical safety and emergency preparation and response. This course will take between 3-4 hours to complete. You can stop and start the course as it will remember where you left off, if you use the same computer/device.
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Pool Operator Level 1
This level is an introductory course. Students attending the sessions will be exposed to information that will help them develop an understanding of Swimming Pool Operations and Maintenance.

This course is a prerequisite for the Level 2 course
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Pool Operator Level 2
This level deals with the topics of Level 1 in more depth and allows the students to develop specific competence in the areas of pool operation. Its certification procedure includes 100% attendance, passing a written examination and completion of a practical.
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Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross is a leading provider of first aid, water safety, health and wellness programs and has been offering training to Canadians for over 70 years. We offer a wide variety of courses for the general public, workplaces, schools and organizations. Select from a variety of courses training to find courses offered in your communityProgram Site

Training and Certifications:

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Swimming and Water Safety
  • Lifeguarding

First Aid Attendant Certification

In B.C., workplace first aid attendants must have a certificate that’s recognized by WorkSafeBC. There are three levels of occupational first aid (OFA) and one OFA certificate endorsement. The level of first aid services required for a workplace depends on the number of workers, distance to medical aid, and industry hazard ratingProgram Site

HIGH FIVE®

Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD)
The Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) is a 4-hour training that equips front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 4 to 12 – i.e. camp counsellor, coaches, after school staff, swim instructors) with the tools to immediately enhance the quality of the programs they are leading. It provides essential training in the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met.
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SPORT
This 5-hour training is designed for the competitive coach in a club/organization. Aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), HIGH FIVE Sport focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development and wellbeing of athletes. The training is based in research and has been designed to help coaches with top coaching dilemmas such as dealing with parents, keeping the child’s interest, ensuring fair play and an emotionally safe environment.
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Strengthening Children’s Mental Health (SCMH)
This one-day in-person training, developed in collaboration with Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, will help anyone running children’s programs be more informed and prepared to support their staff in promoting positive mental health in children.  Participants will learn key concepts and factors that affect children’s mental health including the impact of stress and environment on a child’s ability to cope. This training will provide tools and suggested activities to use with staff to help improve their understanding and interactions with children who face challenges in their programs.
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QUEST 1
This 2-hour online training will help supervisors and managers assess, develop, measure and adopt child-focused policies and procedures. Participants will gain access to 86 policies and procedures in key risk areas including hiring, emergency management, program planning and report tracking. Learners will identify how to use the evidence-based HIGH FIVE QUEST 1 to adopt a child-centred approach to service delivery and operations to minimize risk. If there are areas where no policy or procedure exists, managers will have access to templates to develop them.
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QUEST 2
This one-day training helps supervisors improve risk management in children’s programs by learning how to assess and measure quality with the HIGH FIVE scientifically validated QUEST 2 Tool. Supervisors will use the QUEST 2 Tool and learn how to enter their data into the HIGH FIVE Database to track their organization’s progress as well as identify areas of need. They will also learn how to debrief the results of the assessments with staff in a positive way.
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Lifesaving Society

The BC & Yukon Branch of the Lifesaving Society (aka Royal Life Saving Society Canada) is a non-for-profit organization committed to the prevention of drowning and aquatic-related injury through water safety education. In addition to providing lifesaving, lifeguarding courses and first aid/CPR training throughout BC and Yukon, the Society is a leader in offering expertise and guidance to ensure safe operation of any water-related setting through safety management services.Program Site

Training and Certifications:

  • Lifesaving
  • Lifeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Aquatic Safety Management
  • Sport

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) provides standardized, inclusive, and safe sport education to coaches and coach developers across 65 sports. The CAC manages and delivers NCCP training through its partner network of 65 National Sport Organizations and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations. Program Site
NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop, presented by TeamSnap, provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental movement skills and the core-competencies of the NCCP, with the help of significant hands-on activities.
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Recreation Facilities Association of BC

The Association is dedicated to excellence in education and to that end ensures its courses are continually reviewed and revised so that all information taught is up-to-date and relevant. Excellence in education also means the RFABC strives to ensure all courses exceed industry standards and competitive offerings. Arena Ice Maker’s, Building Service Worker I and II, Refrigeration Safety Awareness,  Ice Facility Operator, Refrigeration Operator, Chlorine Gas Safe Handling, Ice skating Instructor course are among those quality education opportunities offered.Program Site

Training and Certifications:

  • Arena Ice Maker
  • Building Service Worker
  • Refrigeration Operator
  • Gas Safe Handling
  • Ice Skating Instructor