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    • Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

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    • Minor in Recreation Studies

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    • 18 credit hours

  • A minor in Recreation Studies can lead you to a career in:

    • ecotourism development or promotion
    • festivals and cultural or special events
    • First Nations community development
    • fundraising
    • sport management
    • culture and healthy living
    • hotel or cruise ship recreation
    • marketing coordination
    • nature-based tourism, outdoor and adventure recreation
    • parks and protected areas management
    • services programs for senior citizens
    • services for individuals with disabilities
    • sustainable tourism
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  • 495

    undergraduate students

  • 94

    graduate students

  • 28

    faculty academics

  • 5,400


  • 22

    faculty-sponsored scholarships

Program details

The Recreation Studies minor consists of 18 credit hours of courses offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

Sample course offerings

  • KPER 1400: Concepts of Recreation and Leisure (3 credit hours)
  • 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)
  • REC 3090: Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism (3 credit hours)
  • REC 3770: Indigenous Perspectives on Land-Based Education (3 credit hours)
  • REC 4072: Advanced Marketing of Leisure Services (3 credit hours)
  • REC 4350: Parks and Protected Areas Planning and Management (6 credit hours) (Summer Session Travel Study – Instructor Permission Re­quired)
  • REC 4720: Wilderness Adventures (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)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

Students looking to pursue a Recreation Studies minor must receive permission from their faculty of study. Please check with your faculty for details on how to declare Recreation Studies as your minor program of study.

To qualify for and declare a minor in Recreation Studies, you must achieve a grade of “C” or better in KPER 1400.

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Admission and application inquiries

Mailing address
Undergraduate Admissions
424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

Submit a question
Phone: 204-474-8808
Toll-free: 1-800-224-7713 ext 8808

Program inquiries

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
Room 102 Frank Kennedy Centre
420 University Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone: 204-474-9747