Future studies

Further your education

Many of our students choose to continue their studies by doing an MA in Leisure Studies here at Dal. But the knowledge and skills you'll receive in the undergraduate Recreation program give you a strong base for graduate studies in a variety of areas.

Some graduate programs to consider:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
        – Leisure Studies or another discipline
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Applied Health Services Research
  • Master of Health Informatics (MHI)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Law (LLB/JD)

In their own words

Crystal Watson
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I graduated from Dal’s Recreation program in 2000 and shortly thereafter became certified as a therapeutic recreation specialist.

In 2001, I became the recreation therapist at Dartmouth General Hospital in the Transitional Care Unit. I have worked in a variety of other settings as a therapeutic recreation professional, including long-term care and physical rehabilitation facilities as well as public schools. I also served as president of the Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada.

Under the advisement of Dr. Susan Tirone, I completed my Master of Arts (MA) in Leisure Studies with a research interest in the leisure and health of African Nova Scotian females and the role of the African Baptist church. I’ve also been a sessional lecturer at Dalhousie in the Therapeutic Recreation program.

While working on my master’s, I spent time in Ghana, West Africa, as a member of the group Connecting to Africa. I was able to link with and develop partnerships with organizations that promote education, advocacy, and empowerment among the African people throughout the Diaspora. I also presented on a variety of professional topics at local and international conferences and facilitated workshops related to the importance of health and leisure within the African Canadian community.