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Master of Arts alumni careers

Graduates of the Master of Arts (MA) programs in Recreation and Leisure Studies pursue a wide range of careers. Many also continue on with doctoral studies at universities across North America and sometimes overseas. The following is a sample list of careers held by our Master of Arts alumni.

  • Instructor, Recreation Administration, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
  • Co-ordinator, Home Care, Toronto, Ontario
  • Senior Research Manager, Cameron Strategy Inc., Calgary, Alberta
  • Director of Recreation Services, Canadian Forces Base, Esquimalt, British Columbia
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Toronto, Ontario
  • Consultant, Prime Management Group Inc., Hespeler, Ontario
  • Coordinator, Athletics and Recreational Services, University of Waterloo
  • Consultant in Adult Education and Literacy, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Athletic Director, St. Lawrence College, Belleville, Ontario
  • General Manager, Ron McLean Enterprises, Oakville, Ontario
  • Staff Person, Municipal Recreation, City of Toronto, Ontario
  • Developmental Consulting Program Staff, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Analyst, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Tourism Coordinator, Walkerton, Ontario
  • Fishery Officer, Canadian Coast Guard Base
  • National Partnerships Manager, Active Living Alliance for Canadians with Disability, Ottawa
  • Assistant Park Planner, Central Zone, Ontario Parks
  • Medical Representative, Janssen Ortho, Toronto, Ontario
  • Senior Management Planner, Parks and Protected Areas Division, Community Development, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Recreation Therapist, Homewood Health Centre, Guelph, Ontario
  • Veterans Benefits Counselor, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Visitor Services, Mount Tremblanc Ski Resort
  • Market Analyst, Market Research, Canadian Tourism Commission, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Sales and Marketing Consultant, Gourmet Foods, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
  • Planner, dmA Planning and Management Services, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Tourism Consultant, Grey-Bruce County, Ontario
  • Research and Evaluation, Region of Waterloo Public Health Services, Ontario

Doctor of Philosophy alumni careers

Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Recreation and Leisure Studies are hired as professors and researchers at universities around the world. The following is a sample list of universities and departments where our PhD alumni have been hired following graduation.

  • Recreation Administration and Leisure Studies, Acadia University
  • Department of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • Department of Recreation & Leisure Studies, Brock University
  • Applied Human Science Department, Concordia University
  • School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
  • School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Department of Leisure Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University
  • Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Lakehead University
  • School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Lakehead University
  • Department of Sport Management, Liberty University
  • Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute, University of Manitoba
  • Recreation and Sport Studies Program, University of New Brunswick
  • School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Department of Tourism, Health and Applied Human Sciences, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
  • School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria
  • Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo
  • Health Studies Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario
  • Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University