Students completing their MHKR can focus on administration, curriculum, or supervision, while those completing their MSc can focus on exercise physiology; ergonomics/biomechanics; psychology of sport, exercise and recreation; or socio-cultural studies of physical activity and health.

The MHKR program provides professional training to leaders in the fields of physical education, sport and recreation (who demonstrate a minimum of three years of professional experience deemed appropriate). While some students concentrate in the areas of administration, curriculum and supervision in physical education, others opt for studies in related professional areas. These areas include parks and recreation, sport and leisure administration and management, and sport science.