You love sports. So make it your career.
Canada has a multi-billion dollar sports industry. To excel in it, you need a solid understanding of recreation and the business smarts to develop and deliver successful products or services.
Whether you dream of working for a major league hockey team, bringing recreational programs to low-income communities, developing a sports marketing program to attract new audiences, or running your own athletic gear startup, you’re going to need a strong foundation in business.
Waterloo’s one-of-a-kind degree in Recreation and Sport Business gives you just that.
Build your business expertise
Along with courses from our top-ranked Recreation and Leisure Studies department, you'll gain essential skills in marketing, communications, finance, management, and more.
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About the Recreation and Sport Business program
Apply via Recreation and Leisure Studies
Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Sport Business
#1 in Canada for hospitality & leisure management research
Offered by the Faculty of
Applied Health Sciences
Only Recreation and Sport Business degree in Canada
First-year Recreation and Sport Business courses
September to December
REC 100 - Introduction to the Study of Recreation and Leisure
REC 101 - Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 120 - Program Management and Evaluation
AHS 107 - Sociology of Activity, Health, and Well-being
PSYCH 101 - Introductory Psychology
January to April
After first year
View all the courses required for your degree.
Sample upper-year Recreation and Sport Business courses
Customize your Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Sport Business degree
You can add additional areas of interest and expertise by including a minor/minors as part of your degree. You can also complete a double degree or joint honours with your degree in Recreation and Sport Business.
Gain relevant work experience through co-op
By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.
Sample co-op job titles
- Recreation Therapy Student
- Program Coordinator
- Promotions & Events Coordinator
- Program and Special Event Assistant
- Tournament Operations Intern
Sample co-op employers
- St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
- Ontario March of Dimes
- City of Waterloo
- Golf Canada
- Visit the Recreation and Sport Business website