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Career opportunities

Find your calling

The demand for professionals in the fields of recreation and leisure is increasing as people, communities and governments gravitate toward healthier lifestyles. Because our graduates leave Dal with two degrees, they can take advantage of career options in both recreation and management, with many finding positions that combine the two disciplines.

Opportunities are available in such industries and organizations as municipal recreation agencies, national sport governing bodies, festival and special event management, professional sport organizations, tourism and leisure and sport marketing.

Some career options to consider:

  • Athletic development
  • Consulting
  • Events and promotion
  • Sport marketing and development
  • Operations/facility management
  • Recreation programming
  • Program management
  • Project coordinator
  • Athlete scouting

Some organizations that have hired our graduates:

  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Alberta Basketball Association
  • Baseball Nova Scotia
  • Dalhousie Athletics
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Nova Scotia Gymnastics Association
  • Sport Nova Scotia
  • Volleyball Nova Scotia
  • YMCA

Meet our students

Kuda Ndadzungira

International student Kuda Ndadzungira, from Zimbabwe, shares her enthusiasm for Dal’s Recreation Management program and her career aspirations to someday work for Disney.