Holland College will offer two new two-year sport and recreation programs in September. The Sport and Recreation Management program and the Kinesiology program replace the Sport and Leisure Management program the college has offered for several years.
Program manager Craig Dauphinee said the new programs will focus on best practices in the industry, which have changed significantly over the past few months.
“The needs of our students, and of industry continue to evolve,” he said. “After a lengthy process of assessing and evaluating our current Sport and Leisure Management program and how it meets labour market and student needs, we determined that the development of separate programs was timely."
The two new programs will give students the opportunity to focus on their primary areas of interest. The Sport and Recreation Management program will prepare students for a career in community development, recreation programming, facility management, athletic administration, and similar employment opportunities. Courses in community development, sport event tourism, marketing, public relations, entrepreneurship, leadership, and program design will prepare students for a career on the business side of the recreation industry.
The Kinesiology program will prepare students for a career in recreation programming, facility management, fitness coordination, and similar employment opportunities. Courses in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, sport psychology, physical conditioning, and athletic therapy are combined with business management courses to prepare students for working directly with clients, managing fitness programs and helping to prevent injury.
In this picture: Program manager Craig Dauphinee
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Greg Arsenault, Director - Marketing and Communications
Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2021