Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. By targeting a profession, it can make decisions easier during your schooling, throughout your job search and, finally, when choosing among job offers. The choices can change over time based on academic, personal, and professional paths and on the knowledge of occupations and of the labour market.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. If need be, additional and complementary information can be found via two online career exploration tools (Careercruising and Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Occupations related to this program

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

  • Co-ordinator, camp sports and leisure
  • Leisure program leader
  • Recreation instructor
  • Recreation leader
  • Recreation technician

Recreation, sports and fitness policy researches, consultants and program officers

  • Community recreation and leisure consultant
  • Geriatric recreational and leisure activities cor-odinator
  • Leisure activities consultant
  • Leisure analyst
  • Leisure co-ordinator
  • Leisure program co-ordinator
  • Recreologist

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

  • Leisure administrator
  • Leisure and sport director
  • Leisure center administrator
  • Leisure program director
  • Recreation center director


  • Athletics coach
  • Head coach
  • Professional team coach

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Health and social services liaison officer
  • Health care planning consultant
  • Health care researcher
  • Health educator
  • Health promotion program officer

Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

  • Athletic trainer
  • Biokineticist
  • Registered kinesiologist
  • Exercice physiologist
  • Kinanthropologist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Movement analyst medical
  • Movement therapist
  • Registered kinesiologist

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Discussion group leader post-secondary teaching assistance
  • Laboratory assistant, university
  • Laboratory supervisor post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Post-secondary research assistant
  • Post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Tutor post-secondary teaching assistant

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. The Community Service Learning also allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies.

  • Canadian Tourism Commission
  • City of Ottawa
  • Fairmont
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada
  • Fairmont
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation
  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • National Research Council Canada - NRC
  • Parks Canada
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Chartwell Seniors Housing - REIT
  • Fairmont
  • Health Canada
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada
  • National Research Council Canada - NRC
  • Parks Canada
  • Alberta Health Services
  • BC Patient Transfer Network
  • Canadian Tourism Commission
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada
  • National Research Council Canada - NRC
  • Parks Canada
  • Sport Manitoba

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

  • Active Ontario
  • Association des camps du Québec - ACQ
  • Canada Games Council
  • Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
  • Canadian Sports and Recreation Associations
  • Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council - CTHRC
  • Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council
  • Leisure Information Network
  • Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario - OACAO
  • Ontario Community Support Association - OCSA
  • Parks and Recreation Ontario
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Physical and Health Education Canada
  • Quebec Tourism
  • Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association - SPRA
  • Tourism Industry Association of Canada