Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management - Recreation Management and Community Development
Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management

Program description

A four-year degree program (including U1) that combines a strong theoretical framework with practical experiences designed to provide knowledge in the areas of community development, sport and event management, sustainable tourism and environmental management, economic growth, as well as social growth and cultural development. There is an ongoing need for trained recreation professionals who understand the value and benefits of recreation and leisure, and who are prepared to make a difference in their community.


Program options

Degree options
B.R.M.C.D. Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development - 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Aboriginal Song & Dance
  • Drugs and Ergogenic Aids in Sport
  • Special Topics: Olympics and the Global Sporting Event
  • Parks and Protected Areas Planning & Management: Field Studies (a.k.a. “The Banff Course”) 

Professional opportunities

  • Ecotourism development or promotion
  • Festivals & cultural/special events
  • First nations community development
  • Fund raising
  • Sport management
  • Culture & healthy living
  • Hotel or cruise ship recreation
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Nature-based tourism/outdoor/adventure recreation
  • Parks and protected areas management
  • Services/programs for senior citizens or individuals with disabilities
  • Sustainable tourism

Admission Requirements

Visit the Kinesiology and Recreation Management Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


What is unique about this program at the U of M?

Testimonial “I’ve particularly found the Recreation Program helpful because it has a lot of components such as business; how to program; how to do facility development; how to make presentations. The program is very applicable to municipal settings. It is things like budgeting, development and working with diverse populations that gives you a lot of great things to go into the field with.” Gerald Mirecki, B.R.S.


Important Links

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