Limited enrolment program designed to assist individuals to become competent in the outdoors by developing a sound theoretical base, increasing technical skills and having a number of enriching outdoor experiences
• Focuses on outdoor leadership, guiding and instructing in various environments including remote locations
• Students in the program will take in some of the foremost outdoor adventure leadership training in Canada
• Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experiences and provincially or nationally recognized technical certifications in outdoor activities, such as canoe tripping, white water, sea kayaking, rock climbing and wilderness emergency first response
• Students embark on a 14-day, 250 to 450 km canoe expedition towards the Arctic Ocean
• Students will be given the chance to either enroll in a 400-hour internship or lead a 3-week international expedition out of North America
First-year course overview:
PHED 1206 Perspectives of Physical Educationand Sport OR
PHED 4226 Fitness & Lifestyle Management
INDG 2285 N.A. Native Tradition/Culture
Admission requirements, based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
Wilderness/International expedition guiding, adventure activity instruction, outdoor education, wilderness lodge/resort/park operations, corporate adventure training , outdoor photography and film-making and wilderness and adventure therapy.
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist.
Several formal collaborative agreements with Cambrian College are also in place for this program.