School of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF RECREATION

Admission

Programme of Study


Admission

1) Admission to the Bachelor of Recreation programme is on the basis of competition for a limited number of places. The final decision on admission rests with the Admissions Committee of the School.

2) Application forms are available from the Office of the Registrar. Applications for part-time or full-time admission should be submitted no later than March 1 of the year in which admission is sought.

3) All applications for admission or re-admission to the Bachelor of Recreation programme must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. A complete application includes an application to the School, an application to the University (for those who have not attended Memorial University in the preceding 2 semesters), and any supporting documentation.

NOTES: 1) Prior experience in recreation leadership may be considered during the admission process.
2) Admission/re-admission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission/re-admission to the Bachelor of Recreation programme.

4) To be considered for direct entry from high school to the Bachelor of Recreation programme, students are required to meet the General Admission requirements of Memorial University of Newfoundland as outlined in the University calendar. In addition, students must have successfully completed the prerequisites for Mathematics 1090 or Mathematics 1000.

5) Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Recreation programme though transfer from within Memorial University of Newfoundland or other accredited post-secondary programmes or institutions must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% to be considered for admission. The applicant is responsible for having official transcripts and other supporting documentation forwarded from the relevant institution(s) to the Office of the Registrar. Transfer students from other post-secondary programmes or institutions will be considered for advanced standing as determined by the Admissions Committee of the School.

6) Students who have been admitted to a particular degree programme offered by the School and who wish to change to another degree programme within the School must submit a new Application form to the Office of the Registrar that may be considered in competition with all other students as time and resources permit.

7) Transcripts and other documentation must be submitted in English and all translations of documentation must be certified. Students may be required to demonstrate, by test, their proficiency in English (see University General Regulations).

8) In special cases, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School, on the recommendation of the Admission Committee, may waive the admission requirements, or deny admission to any student.

NOTE: Students who decline the offer of admission, or who do not register for and successfully complete at least 6 credit hours applicable to the Bachelor of Recreation degree programme during each academic year will not be permitted to continue. Such students, if they wish to be subsequently considered for admission, must submit a new application that will be considered in competition with other students.

Programme of Study

1) A total of one hundred and twenty credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Recreation programme.

2) Courses shall normally be taken in the suggested course sequence as set out in TABLE 7 - BACHELOR OF RECREATION DEGREE PROGRAMME.

3) The one hundred and twenty credit hours required for the Bachelor of Recreation Degree programme are as follows:

a) English 1080
b) Mathematics 1000; or 6 credit hours chosen from Mathematics 1050/1051 or Mathematics 1090/1000
c) Statistics 2500
d) Sociology 1000 or 2000 (equivalent)
e) Business 2000 or English 1110 (or equivalent)
f) Business 1000 and 1201
g) An academic minor of at least twenty-four credit hours. (NOTE: Students must follow the minor programmes listed in the appropriate Faculty/School Regulations).
h) Three or six credit hours chosen from any subject area outside the School from other than those listed above in Clauses 3) a) - g).
i) Recreation 2000, 2505, 2515, 3340, 3525, 3535, 3555, 3565, 3575, 4525, 4545, 4555, 4575, 4585, 4600, and 4605.
j) Eighteen or twenty-one credit hours in elective Recreation, Physical Education, or Kinesiology courses.

4) The need for a specific course(s) may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School for students who apply for exemption from the course(s) in question. Students requesting exemption from any course requirement must submit medical and/or other evidence to support such exemption, to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School.


Last modified on May 10, 2001 by MaryJane Puxley

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