Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2022-2023 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University

Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership, BHPE


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The Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership major contributes to Alberta’s social and economic health. The support of the health and wellness of Albertans occurs by generating competent, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic facilitators of contact with our natural world. Graduates have skills and knowledge in tourism, business, sociocultural heritage, and outdoor leadership that allow them to contribute to the vast tourism sector in Alberta. These graduates are prepared to provide leadership and strong contributions to the growing eco and adventure tourism sectors. 

All students in the Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership major must complete the following courses in order to complete the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education - Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership.

Curriculum


The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (BHPE) requires students to complete a total of 120 credits (the equivalent of 40 three-credit courses). The 120 credits required will be taken from the following areas: core courses, major-specific courses, General Education* and electives.

* Please consult the University Calendar for information concerning the University’s General Education requirement.

Electives


  • Five Electives

General Education Requirements


Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education - Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership.

  1. Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters.
  2. Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
  3. Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education should seek clarification of these requirements and up-to-date registration information through an Academic Advisor in the Department of Health and Physical Education. For details on the nature and structure of General Education visit: mtroyal.ca/gened/courses.

Graduation Requirements


To be eligible for graduation, Bachelor of Health and Physical Education students must achieve a minimum final grade of C in each core course and major course. Students must satisfactorily complete all of the Mount Royal General Graduation Requirements as published in this Calendar as well as all the Major specific graduation requirements.

Students must follow the graduation application procedure outlined in the current Academic Calendar. Applications must be submitted by the date published in the Calendar. All BHPE students must successfully complete at least two practicum related courses in order to graduate (see major-specific curriculum for additional information).

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements


Students must complete and provide proof of completion of the following graduation requirements:

  • A self-directed outdoor expedition, approved by the department;
  • Current 40hr Wilderness First Aid;
  • An advanced certificate related to the ecotourism and outdoor leadership field, approved by the department.

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