Curriculum & Courses

Curriculum & Courses

The Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership applied degree program is designed to give you both theoretical and practical education through practicum. You will be required to participate in strenuous, multi-day outdoor activities, so you should be healthy and reasonably fit.

Below is the list of courses required to complete the Bachelor of Applied Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership degree program and is effective Fall 2013.

Year One

COMP 1209Introduction to Computing for Applied Degrees
ECOL 1210Ecology
ETOL 2201Foundations of Outdoor Leadership
ETOL 2203Sustainable Tourism
ETOL 3303*Expedition I*
GEOG 1101The Physical Environment
PHED 1005Leadership & Communication in Physical Education
PHED 2402Introduction to Backpacking
PHED 2404Introductory Rock Climbing
PHED 2410Wilderness Survival Techniques
PHED 2414Introductory Canoeing
PHED 2416Introduction to Kayaking
General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Tier 1

Year Two

ETOL 2011Practicum I
ETOL 2401Ecotourism Facilitation Skills
ETOL 3305Program Planning
ETOL 3307 Administration of Outdoor Centres
NTSC 1112Introduction to Current Environmental Issues
PHED 2406 Back Country Skiing
PHED 2408Mountain Bike Trekking
PHED 2418Introductory Mountaineering
RECR 1247Theory and Practice in Leadership
RECR 2217Recreation and Sport Tourism
General Education Requirement Cluster 1, Tier 1
General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Tier 1
Elective 1

Year Three

ENTR 1232Entrepreneurship Studies
ETOL 3011Practicum II
ETOL 3309Individual Projects
GEOG 2443Tourism and Recreation Geography
General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Tier 1
General Education Requirement Cluster 1, Tier 2
General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Tier 2
General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Tier 2
General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Tier 2
Elective 2
Elective 3

Year Four

ETOL 4405Issues in Ecotourism
ETOL 4409Applied Leadership
ETOL 5010E-Portfolio
Elective 4
Elective 5

* Ecotourism 3303 consists of a 10 day expedition in early May or late August of semester 3. Students will be responsible for personal subsistence costs associated with Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership 3303. For details on the date, consult an advisor in the Department of Physical Education and Recreation Studies.