Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Enforce safety rules and regulations
B. Assist with co-ordination of special events
C. Schedule activities, keep logs, maintain records and prepare reports
D. May train and supervise staff
E. May maintain and repair sports equipment.
F. Plan and carry out recreational, athletic, fitness and sports activities
G. Assemble supplies and sports and game equipment
1. Arts entertainment and recreation - 39.0%
2. Public administration - 22.0%
3. Educational services - 16.0%
4. Health care and social assistance - 9.0%
5. Other services (except public administration) - 7.0%
6. Accommodation and food services - 4.0%
1. You usually need a high school diploma as well as a college diploma in recreation or physical education, or extensive experience in a sports or recreational program.
2. You may also have to demonstrate ability in a particular recreational or sports field.
3. You may need certification in a specific area of a recreational or athletic activity or first aid or emergency care, such as a first aid certificate, swimming instructors certificate, ski instructors certificate or a fitness leadership certificate.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma and almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.
3. Physical Education
4. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness is $12.03/HR, which is below average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport sector and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.