Courses for your Recreation and Leisure Studies degree

First-year courses and beyond

September to December

January to April

  • Three electives
  • Two restricted elective (chosen from a list of possible courses)

This is a sample schedule. Courses or when a course is offered may change depending on availability.

After first year

About half of the classes you’ll take will be Recreation courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View all the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses

REC 201 – Leisure and Social Justice
REC 373 – Qualitative Approaches to Leisure Research
REC 420 – Advanced Program Evaluation in Leisure Services
REC 405 – Leisure and Well-being


Advisors are here to help

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact our Faculty of Health recruitment co-ordinator.

Next steps