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Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership, BHPE (Honours)


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An Honours degree provides more extensive exposure to the knowledge and practice of the discipline. Students may apply to the department for acceptance into the Honours stream upon successful completion of twenty courses in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program. Acceptance into the Honours stream is competitive meaning students with higher GPAs will be considered first. Students must present a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50. Students may apply for entrance into Honours between March 1 and May 1 of the academic year in which they have successfully completed twenty courses. 

Honours students are required to complete:

  1. Core courses required to obtain a Health and Physical Education Degree in their respective major;
  2. Additional courses in statistics and research methods; and
  3. An Honours thesis. The thesis provides an opportunity for the student to engage in research within a specific area of HPED, apply the statistical and research methods skills they have acquired in previous courses, and provides the student with the opportunity to write a formal research report under the direct supervision of their supervisor. Completion of an Honours degree indicates that you have engaged in some form of independent learning, under the guidance of an HPED faculty supervisor, over and above that required by regular degree-related course work.

Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership Honours Requirements


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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. See details on the nature and structure of General Education  here.

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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