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matt tolliver

Our one-of-a-kind Recreation and Sport Business program enables you to combine recreation courses with transferable business skills – giving you the best of both worlds!

What will I get out of the program?

  • Take recreation and sport courses from Waterloo’s top recreation professors, and business courses from Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University’s (WLU) renowned School of Business and Economics.
  • Gain a solid understanding of recreation combined with business skills in areas such as:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Human resources
    • Marketing
  • Be uniquely qualified to pursue a career in the recreation and sport industry and beyond.
  • Prepare to work in the public, private, or not-for-profit sectors, start your own business or pursue graduate studies (e.g. an MBA).

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Sample Courses

  • AFM 131 - Introduction to Business in North America
  • REC 202 - History of Western Sport
  • REC 215 - Marketing Recreation and Sport Services
  • REC 213 - Principles of High Performance Organizations in Recreation and Sport
  • REC 313 - Mobilizing Resources for Recreation and Sport Delivery
  • REC 413 - Innovative Solutions in Recreation and Sport Business
  • **BUS 352W - Marketing Research Resources
  • REC 420 - Advanced Program Evaluation in Leisure Services

**Offered through Wilfrid Laurier

Refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for the degree requirements.

How do I choose this major?

  • Successfully complete your first year in Recreation and Leisure Studies Honours and be in good standing (minimum cumulative averages of 65% overall and 70% major).
  • Submit a Plan Modification form to BHM 2201.

Customize your degree

Some students may also wish to complete a double degreeminor or joint honours with their degree in Recreation and Sport Business.


Possible career paths

  • Fitness Centre Manager
  • Community Development Manager
  • Wellness Director
  • Marketing Specialist

Recreation and Leisure alumni positions

  • Corporate Partner Service & Activation - Toronto FC
  • Assistant Video Coordinator - Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Game Operations Coodinator - Maple Leaf Sport & Entertainment
  • Manager of Player Development - Western Hockey League

Check out some more rewarding careers of past Rec and Leisure graduates.