Graduate Programs

Course Based

Students can complete this degree as either a full or part-time student. Full-time students are required to take 9 credits per fall and winter terms. Students in course-based degree programs must register in and successfully complete a minimum of 3 credits of coursework or in M REG 800 - Maintaining Registration for at least one term in each September to August period to keep their program active. Students are not required to meet the Faculty’s residency requirement and have 6 years to complete the degree. The time to completion varies owing to part-time status of many students.

Because our professors collaborate in research across many faculties, you are not restricted to only taking courses in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. You may also take courses in other faculties, such as Rehabilitation Medicine, Arts and Science.

Program Requirements

Master of Arts: Course-based

30 credits of coursework including:

  • PERLS 580 - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Research or PERLS 581 - Scientific Inquiry and Qualitative Research (3 credits each)
  • PERLS 900 - Capping Exercise/Directed Research Project (6 credits)
  • Graduate Ethics and Integrity training (8 hours); mandatory for all students
  • Professional Development Requirement (8 hours of Professional Development Activities and Individual Development Plan (IDP)); mandatory for all students admitted September 2016 and onwards

Master of Arts, Recreation and Leisure Studies: Course-based

30 credits of coursework including:

  • RLS 510 - Concepts and Theories of Leisure and Recreation (3 credits)
  • PERLS 580 – Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Research or PERLS 581 - Scientific Inquiry and Qualitative Research (3 credits each)
  • PERLS 900 - Capping Exercise/Directed Research Project (6 credits)
  • Graduate Ethics and Integrity training (8 hours); mandatory for all students
  • Professional Development Requirement (8 hours of Professional Development Activities and Individual Development Plan (IDP)); mandatory for all students admitted September 2016 and onwards