The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation prides itself on its student-centered experiential approach to teaching. In other words, you won't just learn in the classroom. You'll learn everywhere.
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.
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.
A 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 alumni 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.