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.