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Program leaders and instructors in recreation and sport

OaSIS code 54100.01

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness lead and instruct groups and individuals in recreational, sports, fitness or athletic programs.

Overview

Also known as

  • Camp counsellor
  • Certified personal trainer
  • Certified personal trainer
  • Recreation program leader

Main duties

This group performs 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 ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Assist with coordination of special events
  • Schedule activities, keep logs, maintain records and prepare reports
  • May train and supervise staff
  • May maintain and repair sports equipment.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Other instructors (43109)
  • Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors (50012)
  • Recreation, sports and fitness program supervisors (41406.03)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

54 – Support occupations in sport

Sub-major group

541 – Support occupations in sport

Minor group

5410 – Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

Unit group

54100 – Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

Occupational profile

54100.01 – Program leaders and instructors in recreation and sport

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Assisting and Caring for Others
4 - High Level
Performing General Physical Activities
4 - High Level
Coaching and Developing Others
3 - Moderate Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
3 - Moderate Level
Getting Information
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
1 - Less than 35 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Community centres
  • Correctional institutions
  • Government departments
  • Health care facilities
  • Outdoor centres
  • Private businesses
  • Recreational facilities
  • Resorts
  • Retirement homes
  • Sports and fitness clubs

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Stamina
5 - Highest Level
Dynamic Strength
4 - High Level
Gross Body Coordination
4 - High Level
Gross Body Equilibrium
4 - High Level
Static Strength
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Instructing
3 - Moderate Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Personnel Resources
3 - Moderate Level
Monitoring
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Leadership
4 - Highly important
Social Orientation
4 - Highly important