Northwest Polytechnic

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Recreation, Sport and Tourism (BA)

Northwest Polytechnic

Degree:Bachelor; University Transfer
Field of Study:Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,230

Health, dental, books and supplies will cost extra.

Careers:Recreation and Sports ManagersAirline Sales and Service Agents


The Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport and Tourism is a four-year degree at the University of Alberta with GPRC offering the first year of study. This degree offers a broad field of studies from sport tourism to mountain history, from fitness and active living programs to arts, culture and heritage.

This program transfers to the Degree Program offered by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Students applying for the program at GPRC will be offered admission to University Transfer, Recreation, Sport and Tourism and will choose courses appropriate for this degree.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students require an overall average of 60 percent in the following Alberta Education high school courses or equivalents. For course groups, refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses.

    English Language Arts 30-1
    One subject from Group A or C
    One subject from Group A or B
    One subject from Group C
    One subject from Group A, C, Physical Education 30, or Rec Leadership Adv (CTS)
    Application Notes : If applicants are 21 years of age or older and do not have a high school diploma, they may still be eligible for admission as a Non-Matriculated Adult (NMA). Admission to the University of Alberta Bachelor of Recreation, Sport and Tourism program requires an overall average of 60 percent on the following Alberta Education high school courses:English Language Arts 30-1; One other 30-level subject from Group A or C. Regardless of admission requirements, you must still have the high school prerequisites to the courses you require or wish to take in your program.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Transfer to University of Alberta: To be considered for admission as a transfer applicant, applicants must present a minimum GPA of 2.0 or equivalent based on a minimum of 24 of transferable credits. Possession of this minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants must also possess all High School admission requirements, or equivalent.

      Students who transfer with less than 24 transfer credits will be considered High School applicants to the University and will require an overall average of 70% in the high school courses required for admission.

      * 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 July 11, 2022