Learn outside the box


People are becoming more concerned about fitness. They’re getting active when they are young and continuing throughout their lives, which means an increased demand for fitness and recreation professionals.

If you want to teach, the physical education program is suited for you. You’ll learn the theory and practice of preparing young bodies and minds for a lifetime of activity, health and wellness. The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation prides itself on our student centered experiential approach to teaching. In other words, you won't just learn in the classroom.

Kinesiology, the science of human movement and exercise, is a gateway to a variety of career choices. Kinesiology is an appropriate degree for professional programs including medicine, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy.

Your recreation degree will prepare you for a management role in the increasing numbers of fitness clubs and programs, or a therapeutic role in the health care sector.

Sea-Hawks Athletics Memorial University participates in sports as a member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), competing against other Canadian post-secondary institutions in exhibition, regular season and championship play.

All Sea-Hawks teams proved to be championship contenders in 2005-06 when they advanced to the Atlantic University Sport Championships in their respective sports. The Sea-Hawks currently compete in basketball, cross country running, soccer, swimming, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

What you can become
Our graduates share a belief in the value of physical activity, sport and recreation in improving the health and well-being of society. Career opportunities include teacher, coach, recreation co-ordinator, rehabilitation specialist, ergonomist, human factors specialist, corporate fitness specialist, community and private sport clubs worker, health and fitness salesperson, and fitness evaluator.

Nearly 100 per cent of our co-op students get jobs with work experiences in Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe, the Caribbean and South America. Our co-op students earned more than $600,000 through work terms this past year. Not only that, for the past five years, about 80 per cent of our co-op students achieved honours degrees. Now that's something to brag about!

Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Physical Education with a teaching or general option (Co-operative)
Bachelor of Physical Education with a teaching or general option
Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative)
Bachelor of Kinesiology
Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative)
Bachelor of Recreation

Program Structure
Degrees within the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation normally take four years to complete. Classes take place in the fall, winter and spring semesters.

To learn more about the undergraduate programs, consult the Memorial University calendar.

Or get in touch with us:
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
St. John’s Campus
Phone: (709) 864-8668
E-mail: jsaunder@mun.ca


School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552