Chapter 5: Career Development

5.5 Post-Secondary Educational Paths

Active Living

Nico Wright

Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator, Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners

Current Employer

Alzheimeir Society Southwest Partners

Job Description: design programs to provide cognitive stimulation and social interaction for the person living with dementia, care partners are also welcomed to participate providing support, coordinating with the community and resources.

Skills you use Professionally

Leadership Facilitation – understanding how to interact with individuals whether they are classmates, clients, or friends Being able to lead effectively goes hand in hand with facilitating and I have Rec & Leisure to thank for allowing me to hone my skills.

Favourite Memory from time at Fanshawe

My favourite memory was being a 2nd year student and assisting in facilitating the YMCA Pinecrest camp for the 1st year students, making lasting friendships that I still have today.


2014 Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma 
Additional Credentials: Bachelor of Arts Sports Management Degree, Brock University

The Recreation and Leisure Industry is very diverse. Depending on your career aspirations, you have a multitude of choices on whether to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation or whether to further your Post-Secondary Education.

To assist you in furthering your educational qualifications, Fanshawe Recreation and Leisure Services program has Transfer Agreements with several institutions. These agreements allow the transfer of credits from Fanshawe College’s Recreation and Leisure Service program to another institution’s program, allowing a student to complete their program in less time.

Fanshawe Recreation and Services Transfer Agreements

Fanshawe Recreation and Services program has Transfer agreements with the following programs:

  • Fanshawe College Fitness Health & Promotion,  (we have an agreement that allows graduates of the Fanshawe Recreation & Leisure Services program to complete 1 year of study to receive the 2 year diploma in Fitness Health and Promotion).

Degree programs at other Post-Secondary Institutions in Ontario

You can access specific information on the above pathways and more here – Transfer Agreements at Fanshawe

Another option for further education is the choice of Graduate Certificate programs that are available at many Colleges across Ontario and beyond. Fanshawe College has many such programs, and you can learn more about them on Fanshawe College’s website – Graduate Studies.

Fanshawe College’s School of Community Studies offer three Graduate Certificate programs that would be an excellent continuation of education for Recreation and Leisure Services graduates.


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