The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
A new way of working towards your MA Recreation and Leisure Studies
The Master of Arts degree program in Recreation and Leisure Studies offers the opportunity to study leisure and leisure behaviour from a variety of social science perspectives.
The new coursework option allows students to address a wide range of practical issues related to leisure, recreation, well-being and quality of life in a flexible, interdisciplinary, course-based curriculum.
The MA degree program is designed to:
- increase knowledge of the theories and concepts of leisure, and of the contributions by the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the humanities for understanding leisure.
- increase understanding of the importance of the applications of theories, methods, and models associated with leisure in contemporary society.
The MA program is intended for students who have demonstrated strong academic abilities at the undergraduate level.
Full-time students enrolled in the Master's program normally take 2 years (6 terms) to complete the degree.
Part-time students enrolled in the Master's program normally take 5 years (15 terms) to complete the degree.
Application deadline for fall enrolment is February 9.
Applications may be accepted after this deadline, however please contact the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
Areas of study
By combining theory and practice, we are deepening our understanding of both the positive and negative aspects of leisure and developing new ways to enhance quality of life for individuals, families and communities.
Our faculty members are active scholars recognized for the high quality and quantity of their published work, in a variety of areas in the field.