Experiential learning

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies offers many different ways to earn credits while gaining real world experiences.


REC 253 - Practicum in Therapeutic Recreation

REC 312 - Practicum in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism


REC 450 - Internship for Therapeutic Recreation

The Disney Exchange Experience

The Disney Exchange Experience allows students to participate with the University of Florida and Walt Disney World® Resort (WDW). They offer a six-month academic exchange experience program for University of Waterloo students enrolled in Recreation and Leisure Studies.

EDGE Certificate Program

EDGE is the University of Waterloo's new experiential education certificate program. EDGE gives Waterloo students in regular (non-co-operative) programs an opportunity to develop key professional skills, explore their career options, and market themselves to employers.