Human Kinetics and Recreation

Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Recreation (Co-operative)

The new bachelor of human kinetics and recreation (co-operative) (BHKRC) is designed for those interested in planning their educational path to get where they want to go. This interdisciplinary program offers students the ability to choose between multiple pathways which include a progressive education and experiential learning.

Paid work terms provide students with the opportunity to explore their interests in the field of their choice and earn income to support their education.

As a BHKRC student, you can customize your degree and tailor your course selections to your interests in one of five pathway areas. Within this program, you will take fundamental courses in exercise science, health promotion and physical activity in addition to pursuing your optional focused pathway.


Tailoring your course selections to your interests, you can concentrate on one of the five areas:


Admission requirements

Students may apply for admission into the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation directly from high school or transfer following completion of some post-secondary by indicating their desired degree option in the appropriate place on the University Application for Admission/Readmission. The application and supporting documentation is required by the March 1 deadline. Direct entry into the program from high school is competitive for a limited number of placements and is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a student’s acceptance into the program. The program begins in September each year.

In addition to the general academic requirements, students applying must have completed a grade 12 level laboratory science and mathematics with a final mark of 70 per cent or greater.


Sample courses

HKR 2500 - Diversity & Inclusion
HKR 3330 - Health Issues I
HKR 3410 - Sociology of Physical Activity & Sport


Career Opportunities

Possible careers include:

  • health and wellness specialist
  • entrepreneur
  • sports and recreation manager
  • occupational therapist and physiotherapist
  • kinesiologist

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.

Program Information

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation


St. John's

Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall semester

Application Deadline:

March 1

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000