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Future studies

Further your education

Some Recreation Management graduates go on to pursue a master’s degree in leisure studies, while others gravitate to the management component and pursue a master of business administration (MBA). But the two-degree aspect of the program, combined with the breadth of knowledge you'll attain through the variety of courses, opens up numerous options for graduate study.

Some graduate programs to consider:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
        – Leisure Studies or another discipline
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Medicine
  • Law

In their own words

Andrew Harding
Andrew Harding, Recreation Management alum

I originally grew up on Salt Spring Island, BC, but moved to Bridgewater, NS when I was 14 and haven’t left the province since. I graduated from Dal’s Recreation Management program in 2006. I completed my internship with Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection, Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation—a fantastic experience that provided opportunities to network with professionals who have opened up a variety of doors.

I decided to continue my academic career at Dal and was lucky enough to have Dr. Laurene Rehman agree to be my supervisor for a Master of Arts in Leisure Studies. Dr. Rehman had a huge impact on my academic career and was everything a student should look for in a supervisor. My thesis topic was to investigate supports and constraints to physical activity in South Shore Grade 9 youth, with the goal of uncovering new recommendations (or supporting existing ones) about what can be done to improve the physical activity levels of this age group.

While doing my master’s, I was also able to take on two part-time jobs (Executive Director of both the Nova Scotia Badminton Association and the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia), which provided me with real-world work experience. I was also a research assistant on the Physically Active Children and Youth Study, for which I was able to assist in developing an article for publication.