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Recreation and Health Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Study the impact that recreation has on health, society and quality of life. Learn how to plan and facilitate quality wellness experiences. Prepare for work in recreation and health promotion. Support social change through work in public and not-for-profit sectors.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required


  • Aquatic program assistant
  • Athletic coach
  • Camp leader/director
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Community recreation coordinator
  • Community support worker
  • Facilities supervisor
  • Fitness and wellness coordinator
  • Occupational therapist
  • Outdoor programmer
  • Personal trainer
  • Policy analyst
  • Program manager
  • Recreation programmer
  • Recreation therapist
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Teacher

Sample courses

  • Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity - EPHE 143


Apply to the Faculty of Education as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution. If you've already completed courses in a post-secondary diploma or degree program, you must apply as a transfer student for Year 2 entry.

This is a direct-entry program. Select it as your major when you submit your application to UVic.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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Program planning

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