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World Leisure Center of Excellence


A World Leisure Center of Excellence is a international post-graduate program with complementary research and service elements that provide opportunities for students from throughout the world as well as educators, researchers and professionals to participate and contribute to uniquely theme-focused educational endeavors.


There are currently three World Leisure Centers of Excellence:

Arizona State Univeristy

Pheonix, Arizona, USA

Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

Breda, the Netherlands

We Foster Inquiry

Research and scholarship to discover the personal and social potentialities of leisure experiences.

We Engage in Informed Advocacy

By advocating for conditions optimizing leisure experiences: legislation, infastructure, leadership and programming.