School of Human Kinetics & Recreation

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation offers a wide range of degrees and the opportunity to participate in fascinating research. Their award-winning faculty share a belief in the value of physical activity, sport and recreation in improving the health and well-being of society. 

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation prides itself on its student-centered experiential approach to teaching, encouraging close working relationships among students, faculty, staff and local and national sport, health, and professional organizations. In other words, you won't just learn in the classroom. You'll learn everywhere. 


Why study human kinetics and recreation at Memorial?

The physical education and kinesiology programs are accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators and their recreation students consistently score higher than the national average on the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification exam.

Co-op students have had full-time, paid work experiences in a variety of interesting and rewarding workplaces. You also have an opportunity to be part of international exchange programs.

The school offers a number of fellowships and a variety of research opportunities including the role of nature in health and physical activity, muscle fatigue and human performance. Many graduates of the school are leaders in the fields of physical education, sport, kinesiology, health and recreation.