Program Length: 4 years

Location: Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Admissions Req:
High school: High School applicants must present five Grade 12 level courses for admission. Included in these five courses, applicants must present the required subjects for their intended program of choice. The specific courses required for your program count towards your Group A courses. The additional subject(s) which may be presented for admission include the following courses from Group A, B, or C.

Post-secondary: To be eligible for admission, you must present a minimum GPA. Unless a specific (higher) GPA has been indicated for your program of choice, post-secondary applicants are normally required to have a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Some programs require a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Mature: Mature applicants must present at least two Grade 12 level courses for admission. More than two may be required depending on the specific high school courses required for your program choice. The specific courses required for your program count towards your Group A courses.

Do you love to visit national parks? Or maybe you want to have a career in ecotourism? If so, Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership through Mount Royal University is the program for you. This ecotourism program is designed for students passionate about environmental sustainability, adventure, and sustainable tourism. This innovative Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (BHPE) follows the traditional 4 years for a bachelor’s degree, providing participants with certifications, research experience through the university in Alberta or even abroad within the realm of ecotourism, and most importantly work experience while still in university. Applicants for this ecotourism program will gain work experience through two practicums in Canada or internationally with the first being an overall introduction to professionalism, including a shadowing experience in a field the applicant finds interesting. The second practicum is a 160-hour-long unpaid format that offers hands-on experience with an approved organization within health, sport, or recreation. More information about both practicums can be found here. Although the tuition can be a little expensive depending on where you are from for this ecotourism program, there are opportunities for financial aid. Applications for the fall semester begin with the early application in October and end in February. This ecotourism program can be considered first come first serve so be sure to apply as soon as possible.


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