Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

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Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism

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School:Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Faculty:Social Sciences and Humanities
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Description:Outdoor recreation plays an increasingly important role in our contemporary lives, contributing to our health, family cohesion, enrichment of culture, environmental appreciation, and economic development. Our Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism program is the only one of its kind in Canada due to our integration of both theoretical and applied perspectives. Our program offers a one-of-a-kind concentration in Nature-Based Therapeutic Recreation, as well as double degree options with Geography, History, Women’s Studies, and Natural Science (Biology). Concurrent Education is also an option, allowing you to complete your Outdoor Recreation degree and immediately enter into the two-year professional Education program.

With mountains, lakes, and trails at our doorstep, our program takes advantage of this unique terrain as well as our campus' proximity to world-class kayaking, climbing, hiking, and other recreational pursuits that are ideal for the practical experience required to excel within the discipline. Our field trips and outdoor schools take place locally and expose you to a variety of landscapes, weather patterns, and populations preparing you to work in any environment.
URL:Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,985

The tuition cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
Scholarships:7
Careers:Recreation and Sports Managers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent high school diploma; Gr. 12 U English and 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (including prerequisite courses). A minimum 70% overall final average. Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.
Program Specific Prerequisites: English (ENG4U), 5 additional grade 12 U/M courses
For more information, please visit: lakeheadu.ca/admissions.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 58] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176]

For a full listing of English Language Proficiency Requirements and accepted tests with minimum scores, please visit: lakeheadu.ca/studentcentral/applying/english-language-proficiency-requirements.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 28, 2020

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