Programme of Study
1) Admission to the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme is on the basis of a competition for a limited number of places. The final decision on admission rests with the Admission Committee of the School.
NOTE: Students intending to undertake the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme should note that it is possible to enter Term 1 only in the fall semester (September of each year). Attention is drawn to the admission regulations below.
2) Application forms are available from the Office of the Registrar. Applications 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 (Co-operative) 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 semesters), and supporting documentation (when necessary). Note: prior experience in recreation leadership will be considered during the admission process.
NOTE: Admission/re-admission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission/re-admission to the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme.
4) To be considered for direct-entry from high school to the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme, students are required to meet the General Admission requirements of Memorial University as outlined in the university calendar. Specifically, students must have completed Level III Advanced Math or Level III Academic Math with a grade of at least 70% or Level III Academic Math and scored at least 50% on the Math Skills Inventory.
5) Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme through the laddering programme from Cabot College must have completed the Diploma in Community Recreation Leadership with a minimum overall grade point average of three (3.0). The applicant is responsible for having official transcripts and other supporting documentation forwarded from Cabot College to the Office of the Registrar.
6) Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme through 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 placed in that term of the programme judged appropriate considering equivalent credits, as determined by the Admissions Committee of the School.
7) Students may indicate on their Application for Admission to the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) Degree programme that they wish to be considered for Advanced Standing. The Admissions Committee will forward its recommendation for advanced standing to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School for approval. No applicant granted advanced standing will be admitted beyond Academic Term 4.
Students admitted to the programme at a level beyond Academic Term 1, without successfully completing all courses required up to that level, must successfully complete each course prior to the end of Academic Term 7. Successful completion shall mean a grade or 50% or higher in all non-Recreation and non-Physical Education courses, and 60% or higher in all Recreation and Physical Education courses.
8) 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).
9) 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.
Programme of Study
1) A total of one hundred and twenty credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme. Every candidate shall normally be required to complete three work terms. Students in the laddering programme from Cabot College and students who receive advanced standing are required to complete a minimum of two work terms.
2) Courses shall normally be taken in academic terms in the sequence, order and load as set out in Table 3 Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) Programme. Academic terms and work periods shall normally be taken in the sequence as set out in Table 4 Plan of OperationBachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) Programme.
3) The courses normally taken for the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme are as follows:
a) English 1080
b) Math 1000 or Math 1080/81 or Math 1050/51
c) Economics 2010
d) Statistics 2500
e) Business 2000
f) Business 1000, 1101, 1201, 2301, 4000, 4320, 4500
g) Three credit hours selected from Business 1600, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3320, 3700.
h) Twelve credit hours in courses from the Faculties of Arts and Science other than those listed above in clauses 3) a), b), c), d), e), f), and g) or other faculties approved by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School.
i) Fifty-one credit hours in core Recreation Courses: 2000, 2100, 2505, 3340, 3525, 3535, 3555, 3565, 3575, 4330, 4525, 4545, 4555, 4565, 4575, 4585, 4600.
j) Eighteen credit hours in elective Recreation or Physical Education courses.
k) Three work terms of a semester's duration each.
4) The need for a specific course(s) or work term requirement may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School for students who apply for exemption from the course(s) or work term requirement in question. Students requesting exemption from any work term requirement must submit medical and/or other evidence to support such exemption, to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School. Notwithstanding the preceding, students must successfully complete a minimum of two work terms.
5) Students in the Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative) programme shall complete a minor in
Business Administration consisting of twenty-four credit hours comprising the following
courses: Business 1000, 1101, 1201, 2301, 4000, 4320, 4500 and one course chosen from
Business 1600, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3320, 3700.
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