Career outcome for graduate students

What happens after you graduate?

One year after our Master's and doctoral students graduate, the Faculty of Health conducts a survey to find out where our alumni end up being employed. This is completed annually.


of  our surveyed graduates say that their graduate experience was valuable to their career

Examples of job titles

(MA and PhD graduates from 2020)

  • Learning strategist
  • Recreation aide
  • Knowledge mobilization project officer
  • Assistant professor

Employment sector, by type for MA and PhD Recreation and Leisure Studies graduates

We know that it is important for our prospective students to understand what their future might look like if they graduate from one of our Masters or Doctoral programs. This chart shows the division among sectors for our graduate student alumni.

Pie chart shoing: Academia 50%, Industry 16%, Government 17%, Non-profit 17%


One of the most valuable experiences I had in my program was using critical thinking skills that were developed through course conversations and debates.


Alumni survey respondent, Spring 2021

I can take my research out into the real world and implement it. I can feel confident in myself when doing research in the future.


Master of Arts, Recreation and Leisure Studies (thesis option), Spring 2018

"This graduate program challenged me in many ways. It pushed me out of my comfort zone. I have extensive knowledge regarding Recreation and Leisure Studies and feel more than confident in passing that onto my students." 


Alumni survey respondent, Spring 2018