Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma
Global & Community Studies, School of Outdoor Recreation Management
CapU's Outdoor Recreation Management students bring passion and commitment to work in adventure tourism, community and outdoor recreation, parks and conservation or experiential and outdoor education.
Connect your passion for the outdoors with a career. Through a unique curriculum combining engaging classroom study, relevant field trips and a practicum experience, students in the Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma program gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to contribute to the exciting and challenging outdoor recreation industry.
- Recognize and participate in the commercial aspect of the Outdoor Recreation Industry.
- Be able to effectively deliver information to a diversity of audiences in an outdoor recreation contex.
- Actively participate in local and global outdoor recreation community initiatives to develop competency in a leadership role, social consciousness and a sense of responsibility.
- Analyze, adapt and apply the fundamentals of environmental and cultural stewardship as they relate to the outdoor recreation industry and to the global community.
- Apply theoretical concepts, relevant research, experience-based judgment and critical thinking to make decisions within the context of commercial outdoor recreation that meet the industry standard.
- Have a comprehensive understanding and the tools necessary for working within a sustainable and environmentally conscious outdoor recreation business.
- Demonstrate professional appearance, attitudes and behaviours appropriate to the commercial outdoor recreation industry
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Note: Fees are subject to change.
Total credits: 60.00
|Choose 3.00 credits from the following list|
|CMNS 154||Communications in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism||3.00 credits|
|CMNS 174||Wilderness Leadership Communications||3.00 credits|
Wilderness Leadership Skills Courses
Total credits: 2.00
|Choose 2.00 credits from the following list|
A selection of Wilderness Leadership Skills Courses from the list below is offered in any given year.
|WLP 124||Winter Skills||2.00 credits|
|WLP 125||Ski Touring||2.00 credits|
|WLP 126||Backpacking||2.00 credits|
|WLP 127||Mountaineering||2.00 credits|
|WLP 128||Rock Climbing I||2.00 credits|
|WLP 129||Rock Climbing II||2.00 credits|
|WLP 130||Rock Rescue Clinic||1.00 credits|
|WLP 131||Nordic Skiing I||2.00 credits|
|WLP 132||Nordic Skiing II||2.00 credits|
|WLP 133||Canoeing I||2.00 credits|
|WLP 134||Canoeing II||2.00 credits|
|WLP 135||Rafting I||2.00 credits|
|WLP 136||Rafting II||2.00 credits|
|WLP 137||Sea Kayaking I||2.00 credits|
|WLP 138||Sea Kayaking II||2.00 credits|
|WLP 139||River Kayaking Clinic||1.00 credits|
|WLP 140||River Rescue Clinic||1.00 credits|
|WLP 145||Mountain Biking||2.00 credits|
|WLP 147||River Kayak I||2.00 credits|
|WLP 148||Snow Boarding||2.00 credits|
|WLP 183||Selected Clinics in Outdoor Recreation||1.00 credits|
|WLP 184||Selected Courses in Outdoor Recreation||2.00 credits|
Study Abroad Elective Courses
|SATO 201||Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)||0.00 credits|
|SATO 202||Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)||0.00 credits|
|SATO 203||Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)||0.00 credits|
|SATO 204||Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)||0.00 credits|
|SATO 205||Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)||0.00 credits|
|SATO 206||Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)||0.00 credits|
Total program credits: 62.00
Course Registration & Waitlisting
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 27 4 p.m.
Note: Dates are subject to change.
BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C) or EDT (ENGL 100-level placement) or LPI (essay score=24, essay level=4); and Principles of Math 11 (C) or Pre-calculus 11 (pass) or Foundations of Math 11 (C) or BMTH 044 (C) or BMTH 048 (C) or MATH 096 (C) or MATH 097 (C) or Applications of Math 12 (pass) or Foundations of Math 12 (pass) or Principles of Math 12 (pass) or Pre-calculus 12 (pass) or BMTH 054 (pass) or BTEC 115 (B-)
Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).