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Recreation, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) St. John's, Canada
The bachelor of Recreation at the Memorial University of Newfoundland is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop professional competencies in recreation and leisure service management. 
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The program in Recreation at the Memorial University of Newfoundland 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.

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.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Leadership and Supervision in Recreation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Interim High School transcript or predicted IB grades. Documents can be official or unofficial.
  • Official English proficiency test result (if required) sent directly from the testing authority.
  • Supplementary information required for competitive-entry programs may be required with your application.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

For students who have a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of recreation and leisure studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11460 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11460 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3330 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3330 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Newfoundland and Labrador Students: $2,550

Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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