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Dalhousie University

DalLogoThe Recreation and Leisure Studies division in Dalhousie University’s School of Health and Human Performance is committed to making recreation a priority in Nova Scotia, and beyond. Faculty in our Recreation and Leisure Studies division have strong ties with RecNS and contribute to various RNS initiatives, including Rec for All Foundation and the Rec Inclusion Network. Our faculty have also given workshops on diversity for RNS and present research at the RNS research forum each year. A plan for the student Recreation Society to pilot an event as a Community Organization with the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge Program is also in the works this year.

In the way of academics, we offer two long-standing undergraduate recreation programs which educate recreation leaders of tomorrow:

  • The Bachelor of Science, Therapeutic Recreation, focused on improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities, illnesses, and other limitations through leisure and which prepares graduates to write the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification exam.
  • The Bachelor of Science, Recreation/Bachelor of Management dual degree program aimed at preparing graduates with business competencies and recreation management skills for diverse career opportunities in the ever-growing recreation and leisure service industry. Several students from this program have completed an internship with RNS where they’ve gained invaluable work experience.

For more information on the Recreation and Leisure Studies division and faculty and student research please visit:

Our academic advisors are happy to host interactive information sessions for groups or schedule individual advising appointments. To speak to an advisor about our recreation programs or to set up a tour, group info session, or appointment, please contact Heidi Tracey Baillie or Lindsay Currie at or call 902-494-2152.

If you’re ready to ‘get serious about having fun’ you can find out more by visiting our website:

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