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Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton Campus University of New Brunswick - Fredericton Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2023, Jan 2024

Sep 2022, Jan 2023, May 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 17467

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 125

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48 months


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Program Overview

If you’re curious about the social-psychological aspects of recreation, sports, and physical activity, UNB’s Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies program is designed for you. This four-year program balances theory and hands-on practice. With options for honours, directed studies, and exciting work placements, the BRSS will prepare you for a meaningful career of creating, managing, and executing programs that contribute to healthy communities and healthy lives.

Why Recreation and Sport Studies at UNB?
Since 1957, UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology has been growing a reputation as a national leader in kinesiology, recreation, and sport and wellness. Our program excels at personalized learning and professional preparation. The BRSS takes a comprehensive approach to the study of human movement, offering innovative and timely courses, small class sizes, and first-class faculty and staff. Our goal is to provide you with the critical thinking skills and creative passion for a rewarding career in the realm of physical activity, recreation, sport, and health and wellness.

Hands-on learning

  • Practicums: Some students choose to learn directly from a health care worker; others assist with coaching a team, or they volunteer with a community agency.
  • Professional Internships: Internships are longer versions of practicums. These are unpaid, four-month, full-time placements with an organization best suited to your career goals. You’ll become part of a professional team, learning and contributing as you go.

Skills you will acquire

  • Physical Literacy
  • How to build and innovate team dynamics
  • Research and analytical skills to assist with the design, administration, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a recreation or sport program
  • The ability to identify ethical issues Effective Communication

Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 85
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
85 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 125

Application Fee

10000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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University of New Brunswick offers its students the chance claim a number of awards, scholarships and bursaries that not only help them with their finances during college but also gives the students credit for their outstanding academic performance.

  • UNB External Funding
    • New Brunswick Innovation Foundation 
    • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
    • Trudeau Graduate Fellowships
    • Mackenzie King Graduate Scholarships
    • Mitacs Professional Development Program
    • Rhodes Scholarships for Canada
  • Travel Funding
    • Fredrik and Catherine Eaton Graduate Fellowship
    • School of Graduate Studies Travel Awards
    • Pam and John Little Overseas Scholarship
    • MITACS Globalink Research Award
    • NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements

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