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Name: Recreation and Leisure Studies
OUAC Code: BW
Degree: Bachelor of Recreation & Leisure Studies
Program: 4-Year BRLS (Honours)
Program Coordinator: Michael Fawkes
Entrance Requirements: Required 4U Subject: English (ENG4U).
Expected Cut-off: Mid 70s
Faculty: Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (FAHS)
Department: Recreation & Leisure Studies (RECL)
Level: Undergraduate studies
The Recreation & Leisure Studies program is designed to prepare you for a wide range of options in the rapidly expanding field of recreation and leisure services.
The Outdoor Recreation program focuses on leadership in the natural environment. This program provides students with the skills, knowledge and dispositions 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.
This program prepares you to facilitate outdoor experiences using a socially and environmentally focused ethical framework. The Outdoor Recreation program provides you not only with a philosophical and theoretical grounding in outdoor recreation, group dynamics and leadership, but also with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and dispositions through outdoor field experiences. Further, we foster critical thinking about peoples’ relationships with nature and relationships with others.
A Bachelor of Recreation & Leisure Studies degree with a concentration in Outdoor Recreation opens the door to a wide variety of job possibilities! Here is just a sample:
A firm grounding in Recreation & Leisure Studies also enables Outdoor Recreation students to find work in other areas including:
A Bachelor of Recreation & Leisure Studies degree will prepare you for further education:
* Please note that some careers may require additional professional or graduate qualifications.
Affiliations & Partnerships
The Outdoor Recreation concentration in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies has affiliations with many of the leading outdoor recreation schools and agencies in Canada and around the world. These affiliations allow students to participate in agency programs/courses and receive up to 2.5 credits for their experience.
Do you have questions?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page
Program Plan: To see the courses required for degree completion and read the full course descriptions - Check the online Undergraduate Course Calendar or contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.