About the Program

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.

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

What our students say

A photo of Madison Wilford standing next to a window"I started in University 1, taking a full course load towards an Agribusiness degree. In year two, I transitioned into the Faculty of Agriculture. After about another semester, I decided an Agribusiness degree wasn’t right for me. I spent another couple semesters taking a mixture of random courses, trying to find an area I was passionate about pursuing a career in. I was weighing a variety of options—both inside and outside of school. But after taking a few courses in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (and doing well in them), it was my coach who suggested I look into the Recreation Management and Community Development degree program. I did just that, and decided it was perfect for me. It kept me involved in sports (something extremely important to me), and involved the management, organization, and planning that I love."

-Madison Wilford, B.R.M.C.D, Class of 2019


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