|Faculty:||Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
|Field of Study:||Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
|Description:||Recreation professionals must be well educated to deliver the significant health, social, economic and environmental benefits that leisure services generate for our society. As a Recreation and Leisure Studies student, you may choose one of the following areas for your Honours or Major degree: The Concentration in Community Recreation will prepare you to provide leisure services in diverse and changing communities. The program encompasses issues related to management, community development and the needs of a variety of participants. This program will allow you the flexibility to tailor your courses to meet your own unique interests. The Concentration in Outdoor Recreation focuses on leadership in the natural environment. This program provides you with the skills, knowledge, and disposition necessary to serve as wilderness trip leaders, to facilitate groups in outdoor recreation settings, to work in a variety of outdoor and experiential education environments, and to serve as agents of social and environmental change in the world. All classroom and field-based activities include lectures, outdoor and experiential activities, and small group work. The Concentration in Inclusive and Therapeutic Recreation focuses on the goal of ensuring that all individuals, regardless of ability, have access to meaningful leisure in their lives. You’ll gain hands-on experience in providing services to marginalized individuals (people with disabilities and illnesses, recent immigrants, people who experience poverty, and older adults) using leisure to improve functional abilities and quality of life.
Through your specific concentration, you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience through fieldwork placements in Year 4 and may also earn credits in teachable subjects to help qualify for entry to the Faculty of Education.