Recreation and Sport Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Kinesiology
Degree(s): Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies
Campus: Fredericton

If you’re curious about the social-psychological aspects of recreation, sports, and physical activity, UNB’s Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies program is designed for you. This four-year program balances theory and hands-on practice. With options for honours, directed studies, and exciting work placements, the BRSS will prepare you for a meaningful career of creating, managing, and executing programs that contribute to healthy communities and healthy lives.

Why Recreation and Sport Studies at UNB?

Since 1957, UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology has been growing a reputation as a national leader in kinesiology, recreation, and sport and wellness. Our program excels at personalized learning and professional preparation. The BRSS takes a comprehensive approach to the study of human movement, offering innovative and timely courses, small class sizes, and first-class faculty and staff. Our goal is to provide you with the critical thinking skills and creative passion for a rewarding career in the realm of physical activity, recreation, sport, and health and wellness.

Hands-on learning

Practicums: Some students choose to learn directly from a health care worker; others assist with coaching a team, or they volunteer with a community agency.

Professional Internships: Internships are longer versions of practicums. These are unpaid, four-month, full-time placements with an organization best suited to your career goals. You’ll become part of a professional team, learning and contributing as you go.

Skills you will acquire

  • Physical Literacy
  • How to build and innovate team dynamics
  • Research and analytical skills to assist with the design, administration, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a recreation or sport program
  • The ability to identify ethical issues Effective Communication

More info

For more information, see Faculty of Kinesiology.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Recreation and Sport Studies" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • RSS 3223: Youth Development through Recreation and Sport
  • RSS 4025: Modern Olympic Studies
  • RSS 4081: Marketing and Sponsorship in the Recreation and Sport Industry
  • RSS 2023: Sociology of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure

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