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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Financial Accounting I Part 1

Gain an understanding of the accounting cycle and the use of accounting as an information system. Explore basic financial accounting theory and learn to analyze business transactions and the accounts affected by these transactions. Develop accounting skills by using the rules of debit and credit, journalizing business transactions, posting transactions, and completing financial statements.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ACCT-1001

Business Law

Explore the basic legal concepts and principles that govern personal and business relationships in Canada. Students examine legal concepts such as; negligence, formation and enforcement of contracts, professional misconduct and liability, personal property and real estate, negotiable instruments, employment law, and debtor/creditor law.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1000

Managing Human Resources

Successful completion of this course will equip students with a foundation of basic leadership skills. A special focus is placed on skills which relate to communication, teamwork, management functions, styles of leadership, motivation, staffing, training, delegating, and performance assessments.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1143


Entrepreneurship education is the process of providing individuals with the concepts and skills to recognize opportunities that others have overlooked, and to have the insight and self-esteem to act where others have hesitated. This course includes instruction in opportunity recognition, obtaining resources, and initiating a business venture. It also provides instruction in business management processes such as business planning, capital development, marketing, and financial analysis. Students will have the opportunity to summarize much of what they have learned by researching and completing a business plan for a specific enterprise.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2050

Community Development

Community development represents a type of service approach that is highly dependent on citizen participation. Community development aims to empower both individuals and local communities through involvement, education, skill development, and proposed changes in existing conditions. In this course, students develop essential practitioner skills such as research and planning, education, group development, facilitation and advocacy.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CDEV-2260

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000


Learn, review and practice English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and spelling skills to demonstrate language usage competency. Develop the ability to convey thoughts clearly and concisely building both written and oral communication skills.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ENGL-1000

Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality

Explore the evolution of the tourism industry in Canada and the variety of career opportunities available today. Learn the sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry and discover how they interact and contribute to economic growth.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HOSP-1101


Learn the fundamentals of marketing and the major environmental factors influencing today's marketing environment. Discover how individual consumers, industrial and organizational buyers reach their purchase decisions. Develop an understanding of target marketing and examine the elements of the marketing mix.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-1000

Public and Media Relations

Students explore public relations theory and practice including how public relations operate in organizations, its impact on the public, and its function in society. Professional development of the field; concepts, issues, and principles in the practice; and models and theories guiding the practice are also explored. Students apply course materials to public relations program planning and management by working on a variety of public relations projects.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-2241

Marketing for Sport and Recreation

Recreation and leisure services compete with limited resources. The more creative a recreation marketer is, the more successful their services may be. This course places focus on the promotion of sport and recreation products, services, and events. Students can expect to develop a marketing plan while examining topics such as marketing intelligence, the target market, and issues related to the development of a marketing mix.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-2244

Professional Internship Preparation

Internship is the cooperative educational component of the program in which students are required to complete a work term in the industry. Prior to beginning an internship placement, there are a number of activites and requirements that should be addressed in order to prepare both students and host sites. This course is intended to explore those activities, ensuring a smooth and positive experience for all parties involved in this mutually beneficial activity.

Hours: 30
Course Code: NCPR-1015

Aboriginal Coaching Certificate

This NCCP coaching certification contains a national curriculum with content that reflects the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture, values, and lifestyles. The training includes three modules 1. a holistic approach to coaching 2. dealing with racism in sport and 3. individual and community health and wellness.

Hours: 8
Course Code: NCPR-1120

Professional Internship

Internship is the cooperative educational component of the program in which students are required to complete a work term in the industry. This internship placement provides students with the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned, to acquire new skills, and to gain first hand experiences in the industry. Internship is a cooperative relationship between the industry placement, the student, and the program where all parties derive benefits.

Hours: 150
Course Code: NCPR-2020

Introduction to Leisure, Recreation and Sport

As future professionals in this dynamic field, familiarity with the concepts, philosophical underpinnings, history, and the societal context of leisure, recreation and sport is key. In this course, students examine the role of public, private, and volunteer sectors in the delivery of leisure services. An understanding of the benefits of physical activity and sport are important aspects of this course.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-1110

Sport and Recreation Program Design

A key component within the leisure industry is the design and implementation of relevant programs in various settings. In this course, students examine the program development cycle and illustrate its application Further, students explore the phenomena of leisure, how humans engage and experience leisure, and how to facilitate an individual's experience of leisure.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-1114

Introduction to Sport and Recreation Programming

Explore how individuals experience leisure and examine the necessary steps to plan and create quality leisure experiences. Review leadership styles, strategies for managing participant behaviour, and explore different types of recreation activities. Learn the key elements of risk management to create safe sport and recreation activities. Examine activity development differences for various stages in the life cylce and plan activities based on various needs.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-1121

Sport Administration

Sport administration requires excellent administration and management skills, as well as specific attention to issues that are unique to sport. In this course, students develop familiarity with the structure of the international and national sport community as well as strong comprehension of the provincial sport system. Trends, and the role of sport in modern society, are reviewed, as well as the competitive path to achievement in sport.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-1144


With focus placed on recreation, sport, and community, this course is designed to help students reflect on leadership theories and skills both personally and when working with others. Personal management skills and perspectives for enhancing communication, proactive thinking, and conflict resolution are explored, with particular attention given to leadership as it relates to group dynamics.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-1149

Adapted Recreation Programming

This course introduces the fundamentals of recreation and sport service/provision for persons with a disability. Course activities include topics such as assessment, individualized programming, and coordination of related resources/services to provide optimal experiences for youth and adults with a disability.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-2240

Sport Facility Management

Gain an understanding of the requirements for managing a sport and fitness facility. Learn organization structure, staffing, daily operations, facility planning and facility design.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-2243

Sport and Event Tourism

Examine the impacts of sport and special event tourism on the economy and on society. Discover the components required for creating an event and learn how to develop an event from conception to delivery.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-2253

Management of Parks and Recreation Agencies

Learn the adminstrative tasks associated with public recreation services such as contracting services, finances, budgeting, working with elected officals and committees, legal authority and jurisdiction, fund development, feasability studies, and master planning. Students will learn about growth and change in the park and recreation industry as well as the issues and challenges faced by managers in the public sector.

Hours: 45
Course Code: RECR-2390