Human Kinetics and Recreation

Bachelor of Recreation

This bachelor of recreation is designed for students planning a career in commercial or institutional recreation, including therapeutic recreation. The program prepares students to develop, plan and lead recreational activities in a variety of settings.


Admission requirements

Students may apply for admission into the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation directly from high school 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.


Sample courses

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


Career Opportunities

Possible careers include:

  • 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

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall semester

Application Deadline:

March 1

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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