LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations (8)

This subject examines the leisure and health needs of a variety of diverse populations. It introduces students to different types of leisure programming for individuals, groups and communities. Attitudes towards diversity and difference in human populations are explored as well as strategies to promote social inclusion through community leisure and recreation participation. The concepts of programming for leisure are introduced at the levels of planning, implementation and evaluation. The subject is designed to have students become actively involved in programming leisure opportunities for people with specific needs.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • discuss and analyse the concept of diversity as it relates to citizenship and social inclusion/ exclusion;
  • discuss and critically analyse social processes, practices and structures that contribute to social exclusion and identify how the leisure practitioner may apply this knowledge to develop anti-discriminatory and inclusive leisure practices and programmes;
  • critically reflect on their own attitudes towards difference, diversity and inclusive citizenship;
  • have acquired the capacity to develop inclusive and anti-discriminatory leisure programs that integrate the concept of diversity;
  • develop the relevant academic literacy and learning skills essential for the successful completion of the academic and professional requirements of this subject, including critical reading, critical analysis, critical reflection, academic referencing and professional writing.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Theorising Diversity
- Narratives of Difference and Identity
- Citizenship and Leisure
- Rights and advocacy
- Understanding client experiences
- Working with individuals
- Working with groups
- Community leisure programs
- Community building
- The planning process
- Needs assessment
- Goals and objectives
- Evaluation

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LES102 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Film discussion
Project proposal
Relational practice and leisure programmes

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.