Vancouver Island University

Adventure Tourism and Recreation

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Description:The curriculum of this one-year Certificate in Adventure Tourism and Recreation is designed to train individuals wishing to enter the adventure tourism and recreation field at the assistant guide level. The certificate provides students with a broad understanding of the practices and principles of the adventure tourism industry and assistant guide level field skills with special emphases in sea kayak touring, and coastal and cultural interpretation.

The program includes an historical and philosophical overview of leisure, recreation, and adventure tourism, and examination of the relationship between natural resources and the development of sustainable tourism and recreation opportunities. Also completed are studies of successful leadership in coast eco-adventure tourism, the planning and delivery of environmental, coastal and cultural interpretation, and programming for adventure tourism and recreation. The field and internship components prepare students for assistant level guiding in marine and land environments.
URL:Adventure Tourism and Recreation at Vancouver Island University
Length:12 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,213
Scholarships:1

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Applied Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 
Additional Admission Requirements:
    An interview is required.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 11, 2017

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