Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (NOC 5254)

High demand occupation

About this job

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Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness:

  • lead and instruct groups and individuals in recreational, sports, fitness or athletic programs
  • work for community centres, sports and fitness clubs, outdoor centres, resorts, recreational facilities, health-care facilities, correctional institutions, government departments, private businesses, tourism associations and similar establishments
Common job titles
  • appraiser, fitness - certified
  • camp co-ordinator
  • crew member, search and rescue
  • teacher, athletics
  • teacher, fishing
  • teacher, fitness
  • appraiser, fitness - certified
  • camp co-ordinator
  • crew member, search and rescue
  • leader, arts / recreation
  • leader, sports / leisure / recreation
  • personal trainer (certified)

Duties

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness perform some or all of the following duties:

  • plan and carry out recreational, athletic, fitness and sports activities
  • assemble supplies and sports and game equipment
  • demonstrate and instruct athletic, fitness or sports activities and techniques
  • instruct groups and individuals in arts, crafts and similar activities and lead groups and individuals in recreational or leisure programs
  • attend to clients with special needs
  • provide lifestyle awareness information
  • conduct therapeutic recreational or athletic activities
  • monitor recreational, sports or fitness activities to make sure they are safe, and provide emergency or first aid assistance when needed
  • enforce safety rules and regulations
  • help with coordination of special events
  • schedule activities, keep logs, maintain records and prepare reports
  • train and supervise staff
  • maintain and repair sports equipment

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place indoors in sports and recreational settings.
  • Some outdoor work may also be required.
  • Some workers, such as lifeguards, work near water.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

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