Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Recreation and Leisure Studies (Work and Health)

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Program Information

School:Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Degree:Doctorate
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 (Work and Health) at Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Normally a Master’s degree with a minimum 75% average in a field that is relevant to the area of work and health (normally kinesiology, recreation and leisure studies or health studies and gerontology, but other degrees in life and social sciences could be suitable as well).

    Application Notes : Application materials: Résumé/Curriculum vitae Indicating past academic and professional experience. Supplementary information form Transcript(s) Writing sample Students must submit a copy of previous academic work, such as a term paper, published manuscript or master's thesis. References Number of references: 3 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