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CERTIFICATE IN ADVENTURE TOURISM AND RECREATION
DESOLATION SOUND - POWELL RIVER

Program Length:  12 months
Credential:  Certificate

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The Program
Imagine kayaking amongst the bays and coves of Desolation Sound, encountering humpback whales, sea lions or orcas, or enjoying mossy rainforests and wildlife while exploring the Sunshine Coast Trail that stretches 180 km.  This is some of what the Adventure Tourism and Recreation program in Powell River/Lund have to offer.
The curriculum of this one-year certificate is designed to train individuals wishing to enter the adventure tourism and recreation field.
The program includes a historical and philosophical overview of leisure, recreation and adventure tourism, and examination of the relationship between natural resources, Indigenous culture, and the development of sustainable tourism and recreation opportunities.  Also included in the program 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.  In addition, 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 academic foundation courses.  The remaining 15 credits are off-campus courses combining intensive field skills with 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

 

TRMT 104 (Adventure Tourism & Recreation Field Skills – Part 1)

 

3

 

Spring Semester

 

 

TOUR 207 – (Heritage Interpretation in Recreation and Tourism)

 

3

 

TOUR 252 – (Adventure Recreation and Tourism)

 

3

 

TRMT 104 (Adventure Tourism & Recreation Field Skills - Part 2)

 

3

 

Spring /Intercession

 

 

TRMT 110 – (Internship)

 

9