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.
* ETOL 3270 consists of a 10-day expedition in early May or late August. Students will be responsible for personal subsistence costs associated with ETOL 3270. For more details, consult an Academic Advisor in the Department of Health and Physical Education.
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.
Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters.
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.
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.
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.