Recreation and Leisure Studies student ambassador profiles

Jayna

Jayna

Recreation and Leisure Studies

I enjoy that my program has allowed me to study recreation in the broad sense and take courses in tourism, sports business, and therapeutic. 

Taryn

Taryn

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

You have many opportunities to customize your degree and make it unique to your goals, interests, and what you're passionate about! Therapeutic recreation is so versatile and the program loans itself nicely to a variety of minors and options in many disciplines. 

Lauren H.

Lauren H.

Recreation and Sport Business, Co-op

I love how small my program is because it is easy to get to know everyone. I also love the experience that we get in our classes such as programming and case studies. 

Sydney

Sydney P.

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

I choose Waterloo Therapeutic Recreation because I knew I wanted to help people coming into university but I didn’t know exactly in what capacity. Coming into first year in general Recreation and Leisure studies allowed me to try a little bit of each Recreation program and choose what I liked best: Therapeutic Recreation!

Courtney

Courtney

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

Therapeutic Recreation is a smaller program so you get to know everyone in your classes. You also get to interact with your Professors more due to the small class sizes. Therapeutic Recreation is a very hands on program which is something I love as I am a visual learner.

Lauren M.

Lauren M.

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

My favourite part about Therapeutic Recreation is all of the hands-on experience we get throughout our degree! Many of our courses include experiential learning components and we have a practicum and internship. 

Riana

Riana

Recreation and Sport Business, Co-op

I chose the recreation and sport business program because it allows me to combine my two passions together: business and sports! This program provides me with the knowledge I need to not only excel in a business career but also provides me with the real-world experience needed to pursue a career in the sports industry. 

Gabriela

Gabriela

Tourism Development, Co-op

I like that my program has really opened my eyes to the tourism industry and made me realize how much of a global impact it actually has. Also, I love the unique co-op opportunities my program offers!

Rina

Rina

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

I like that my program is hands-on and I get to implement what I learn within the community. In one of my classes, I was able to apply what I learned when completing an accessibility assessment of a building on campus!

Sam

Sam

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

I love that my program combines recreation and healthcare into one, and allows me to gain hands-on experiences to further develop my skills. 

Hannah

Hannah

Tourism Development, Co-op

I love to learn with friendly and knowledgeable professors while also having the ability to meet many new friends! The tourism industry is always changing and adapting which provides very interesting course material! 

Kathryn

Kathryn

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

I like that my program gives me opportunities to learn about the many different aspects of therapeutic recreation. I also like that it’s a small program and I am able to connect with my peers and professors on a more personal level.

Katrin

Katrin

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

My program is really social! This was really nice because coming into university can be overwhelming but being able to make friends easily was nice. As a student who is registered with AccessAbility I have had great experiences working with my profs to make things more accessible for me. I have been able to explore so many other courses as well, and am currently looking into a biology minor.

Kaileigh

Kaileigh

Recreation and Sport Business, Co-op

I like that my program allows me to combine my passion for sports and interest in business and bring them together for interesting learning opportunities. Other universities don't provide a program similar to this one and I like that class sizes are small so we can develop a strong sense of community with other students. I have a passion for sports but I also enjoy the business areas of sports and this program allows me to study both.