The number one question professors in the Recreation and Leisure Services program are asked by prospective students and their families is:
What jobs are possible when graduating with a diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services?
This book has been created to answer that question. Inside this book you will discover what the jobs are and where they can be found in the Recreation and Leisure Industry in Canada. You will hear from a multitude of graduates of our Fanshawe College Recreation and Leisure Services program, telling the stories of their career paths. After reading this text and watching the videos, you will have a clear idea of the many possibilities a diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services can open for you.
The Recreation and Leisure Services program at Fanshawe College is specifically designed to give you all the skills you need to enter which ever area of the industry you choose. As you progress through the program, you will be guided through the different areas of the industry and be encouraged to delve more deeply into the specific areas that catch your interest. By participating in two placements, you will be able to work in the areas that most interest you, thereby helping you solidify where you would like to start your own career path upon graduation.
The Fanshawe College’s Recreation and Leisure Services program will give you a strong base of skills and knowledge to build upon as you pursue your personal career path.
For more information, please visit Fanshawe College Recreation and Leisure Services website.
About the Author
Linda Whitehead, BA, M Ed, MBA, is a professor at Fanshawe College where she teaches in the Recreation and Leisure Services program. Prior to teaching at Fanshawe College, Linda was a professional soccer coach for 25 years, coaching in the CIS and NCAA D1 as well as with the Canadian Women’s Soccer National program. Upon retiring from coaching, Linda attended the University of Liverpool attaining her MBA in Football Industry and then returned home to London ON to teach at Fanshawe College. Her first introduction to OER textbooks was when she adopted the Fundamentals in Business OER textbook for her Introduction to Business Management in Recreation course. Using a free online textbook was extremely well received by the students and motivated Linda to write this book.
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