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Sport and Recreation Management

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (BHPE)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity

Practical experience — Put classroom theory into practice to gain the valuable skills that will support you later on in your career.

Research opportunities — Expand your studies in topics like sport and recreation community program impact, marketing strategies within sport and recreation, and Olympic bids.

Student Society of Health and Physical Education — Connect and engage in the communities of Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal and beyond.

In your wheelhouseDiscover how these grads' careers were shaped by the program.

Get the best of both worlds as you benefit from an innovative blend of classroom theory and real-world experience working with sports teams or in recreational facilities. Develop business acumen that will prepare you to launch your own business venture or bring an entrepreneurial perspective to an organization.

Career possibilities

  • Sport marketer
  • Community recreation administrator
  • Facility manager
  • Program planner
  • Sport and recreation consultant
  • Fund development/sponsorship specialist
  • University recreation services
  • Operations coordinator

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


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Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Mount Royal is pleased to offer four Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degrees, including majors in Athletic Therapy, Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership, Physical Literacy, and Sport and Recreation Management.

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