Human Kinetics and Recreation

Bachelor of Recreation

The bachelor of recreation is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop professional competencies in recreation and leisure service management. The program prepares you to develop, plan and lead recreational activities in a variety of settings. The optional therapeutic recreation stream provides professional preparation for the practice of therapeutic recreation.

Admission requirements

New Memorial students

You may apply for admission into the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation directly from high school by indicating your desired degree option in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the program from high school is competitive for a limited number of placements and is subject to meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee your acceptance into the program.

Current Memorial or transfer students

If you're seeking admission into the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation through transfer from within Memorial University or other accredited post-secondary institutions, indicate your desired degree option in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission

Overall academic performance and evidence of ability to successfully maintain a full course load are important criteria in reaching decisions on applications for admission and will be considered in the selection process.

In order to apply to the bachelor of recreation program, the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation will review your average in the following 15 credit hours (five courses):

  • six credit hours in critical reading and writing (CRW) courses, including three credit hours in English
  • six credit hours in psychology 
  • HKR 2000 or a complementary study course

A maximum of one repeated course may be included among the 15 credit hours (five courses) considered for admission. You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% or an average of 65% on the last 30 credit hours (10 courses). 

Sample first year

Wondering about what courses you will take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for recreation students.

Sample courses beyond first year

HKR 2585 - Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
HKR 3340 - Adapted Physical Activity
HKR 4555 - Leadership and Supervision in Recreation

Career opportunities

A bachelor of recreation prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • seniors/older adult recreation co-ordinator
  • community programs director
  • military recreation co-ordinator
  • community development specialist
  • marketing specialist for professional sports teams
  • wellness co-ordinator
  • athletics association director
  • recreation co-ordinator for youth programs
  • family resource co-ordinator

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
Faculty/School:

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

Campus:

St. John's

Honours Option:

Yes

Co-op Available:

No

Duration:

4 years

Intake:

Fall semester

Application Deadline:

March 1

Supplementary Application:

Yes


Apply

Tuition InformationWebsite

Contact

Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

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