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Curriculum and research themes

Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of the field, graduate students are encouraged to focus their studies on the interrelationship between recreation/leisure and one or more of the following theme areas:

  • Health and Well-being
  • Social Justice
  • Community
  • Space and Place
  • Organizations, Services and Policy

Renowned for innovative methodological approaches, these research-intensive programs feature core courses in Foundations for Quantitative/Qualitative Inquiry, Quantitative Research Data Analysis and Interpretation, and Designing Advanced Qualitative Inquiry, in addition to electives based on the research themes above.