Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management //

Minor in Recreation Studies




The Recreation Studies Minor consists of 18 hours of credit in the following courses offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. To qualify for and declare the Minor in Recreation Studies, students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in KPER 1400. A student must obtain department approval (when necessary) and declare the minor with their home faculty for access into advanced REC courses.

Required Core Courses for the Minor in Recreation Studies (6 credit hours):

• KPER 1400 Concepts of Recreation and Leisure (3 credit hours)

REC 2400 Management and Marketing of Leisure Services (3 credit hours)


Two Required Elective Courses for the Minor in Recreation Studies (Choose 6 credit hours from the following): 

• REC 2100 Introduction to Leisure Travel (3 credit hours)

• REC 2130 Introduction to Outdoor and Land-Based Recreation (3 credit hours)

• REC 2150 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation (3 credit hours)

• REC 2170 Introduction to Sport Management (3 credit hours)


Two Advanced Electives (Choose 6 credit hours from the following): 

REC 3090 Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism (3 credit hours)

REC 3170 Sport Development in Community (3 credit hours)

REC 3310 Cultural Tourism (3 credit hours)

REC 3770 Indigenous Perspectives on Land-Based Education (3 credit hours)

REC 4060 Person Centred Leisure Education (3 credit hours)

REC 4072 Advanced Marketing of Leisure Services (3 credit hours)

REC 4120 Recreational Travel and Tourism (3 credit hours)

REC 4250 Leisure and Aging (3 credit hours)

REC 4350 Parks and Protected Areas Planning and Management (6 credit hours) (Summer Session Travel Study – Instructor Permission Re­quired)

REC 4400 The Administration of Special Events (3 credit hours)

REC 4720 Wilderness Adventures (3 credit hours)

REC 4770 Indigenous Recreation and Wellbeing (3 credit hours)

KPER 4000 Special Topics (3 credit hours)

KPER 4110 The Olympics and the Global Sporting Event (3 credit hours)

KPER 4320 Sport and the Body (3 credit hours)

KPER 4340 Sport, Film and Society (3 credit hours)