Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Recreation and Leisure Studies

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Program Information

School:Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Field of Study:Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Description:From visionary beginnings in 1968 and buoyed by a consistent record of innovation, the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies has long enjoyed a reputation for excellence placing it among world leaders in the field. The University of Waterloo offered one of the first undergraduate degree programs in recreation and leisure studies including the first co-operative education program, as well as the first MA and PhD programs in recreation and leisure studies in Canada.

Our students are mentored by leading experts and have the opportunity to apply theory to practice as they are introduced to the study of recreation and leisure as a phenomena as well as the planning, delivery and evaluation of recreation and leisure services. Through focus on community, environment, health and well-being, identity and diversity, and service and policy, we strive to critically evaluate leisure in its diverse forms with a goal of enhancing quality of individual and collective lives.
URL:Recreation and Leisure Studies at Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Admission Requirements


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    A four-year honours bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Recreation and Leisure Studies or related field with at least a 75% standing. If the overall undergraduate average is below 75%, consideration may be given to the applicant's performance during the final year of academic work. Competency in written expression, including evidence of ability to conceptualize, organize ideas and reason.

    Application Notes : Application materials: Résumé/Curriculum vitae indicating past academic and professional experience. Supplementary information form Transcript(s) Writing sample: Applicants must submit at least one substantial example of their work completed during the last two years of academic study. Students with professional experience may submit a professional report of which they were the sole or senior author. References Number of references: 2 Type of references: academic English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 15, 2016