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Recreation, Sport and Tourism

Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport and Tourism

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

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Why take the Recreation, Sport, and Tourism program?

The Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Sport and Tourism (BARST) degree explores the wide world of recreation and leisure, from tourism, to fitness programs, to arts, culture and heritage programs. The BARST degree also gives you the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest: Community Development, Sport and Recreation Management, or Tourism and Natural Environments. No matter what area you specialize in, a BARST degree will prepare you for numerous career opportunities in one of the world's fastest-growing industries.

Why get a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport and Tourism degree?

Why study Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation gives you access to all the state-of-the-art learning, research, and athletic facilities at the University of Alberta, while offering small class sizes and specialized, interactive programs. With every degree program, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain work experience by completing a practicum in your final year.

As of January 1, 2018, the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is now the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. If you are applying to this faculty for Fall 2018 admission, select “Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation” on the admission application form. Once admitted, you will be a student within the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.

Possible Careers

  • Event Coordinator
  • Provincial / Municipal Recreation Coordinator
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Recreation, Parks and Culture Coordinator
  • Tourism / Outdoor Adventure Coordinator

Raisa is a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology graduate and recipient of the Alumni Medal in Physical Education and Recreation. Originally from New York City, Raisa has become deeply involved in the Ismaili community in Edmonton and the Ismaili Students. Association at the U of A. Now she's moving to Toronto, where she will be starting a Master's degree at U of T.

Admissions Requirements for 2020 - 2021

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Physical Education
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Biology 30
    • Mathematics 30-2*
    • Physics 30
    • Chemistry 30
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Science 30
    • Mathematics 31

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

* Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.

 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2020

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

Notes

  • Languages other than English can be used to fulfill Requirement Category 2, 3, 4 or 5. However, only one Language other than English is accepted for admission.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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