Kayaking, mountain climbing, back country skiing, biking and backpacking — it may sound like a fantastic vacation, but it is all part of the Bachelor of Applied Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership (ETOL) program. Yes, fun is definitely a part of this four-year program, but it also includes serious courses that will help prepare you for a career in the fast-growing fields of ecotourism, adventure tourism and outdoor pursuits. You will be able to combine your love of the outdoors and adventure with entrepreneurial savvy.
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Oil and Water
ETOL students share their thoughts on Alberta's controversial oil sands after an eight-day float down the Athabasca River. Read the full article.
Going the Distance to Learn
Mount Royal University Students Adam Luciuk and Mike Overend in the Applied Bachelor of Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership (ETOL) program are embarking on a trip of a lifetime May 7, 2011. Read the full article.
Put what you learn into action
Part of the popularity of this program — which is unique in Western Canada — is the work terms. A practicum is included in two semesters, giving you the opportunity to get some real world experience. The ETOL program also includes an expedition. Recently students combined five days of rock climbing in the British Columbia interior with five days of sea kayaking on Vancouver Island’s west coast.
This program gives you a combination of hard (technical) and soft (interpersonal) skills; you’ll have a solid base in:
You will likely be working with both the public and fellow professionals in and out of an office. Demand is high for well-trained people.
Your job title could be: