Certificate in Adventure Tourism and Recreation

Certificate in Adventure Tourism and Recreation

  • Program Length 
    12 Months
  • Credential 
    Certificate
  • Location Offered 
    Powell River


The Program

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.

Approximately 50% of the program will be spent in actual "hands-on" training in the field. Of the 30 course credits, 15 credits are primarily on-campus academic foundation courses. The remaining 15 credits are off-campus courses consisting of a 4-week intensive field skills component, and an internship work-study experience in the adventure tourism and recreation industry.

Program Outline

Fall Semester

Credits

TOUR 100 - (Introduction to Recreation and Tourism)

3

TOUR 159 - (Environmental Stewardship in Recreation and Tourism)

3

TOUR 161 - (Leadership in Recreation and Tourism)

3

Spring Semester

Credits

TOUR 207 - (Heritage Interpretation in Recreation and Tourism)

3

TOUR 252 - (Adventure Tourism and Recreation)

3

Spring Intersession

Credits

TRMT 104 - (Adventure Tourism and Recreation Field Skills)

6

Summer Semester

Credits

TRMT 110 - (Internship)

9

Total Credits

30

Updated 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Admission Requirements

  • English 12 with a min. “C+” grade, or equivalent.
  • Principles of Math 11 or Applications of Math 11 with a min. "C+" grade or equivalent.
  • Interview.

Start Date and Application Deadline

The program starts in the Fall. For further information including application details and program content, check the Program Availability List.

 

Career Opportunities

Eco-travel and adventure tourism are the fastest growing sectors of BC's flourishing tourism industry. The purpose of this certificate program is to train individuals for entry level or assistant guide positions in the adventure tourism and recreation field, including employment with community institutions, eco-travel and adventure tourism and recreation businesses, and within the private and public education establishments of Vancouver Island and BC.

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $147.76 per credit)

4,432.80

Lab Fee

5,000.00

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

177.31

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.53 per credit)

195.90

VIU Students' Union fee (12 months x $19.12 per month)

229.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Total

10,310.45

Notes

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Lab Fee

5,000.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.12 per month)

152.96

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Total

21,416.76

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $635.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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