Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree, Major in Recreation

Vancouver Island University offers a Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree, Major in Recreation. The program consists of a total of eight academic semesters and three semesters of paid cooperative education work experience if you start at year one, or four academic terms and one internship if you start at year three.

Students who start the degree at year one must indicate either a year one start in Tourism Studies or Recreation and Sport Management.

Students who have completed a diploma can apply for entry to the third year of the degree. We award a block transfer of 60 credits to students who have completed diplomas in recreation, tourism and hospitality programs elsewhere. Click here to view the list of transfer institutions!

If you do not see your institution on the list, please do not hesitate to contact the degree advisor for potential transfer from your current institution. Sometimes students will get a block of transfer credit, and then make up deficiencies from their diploma by completing missing required courses within their general elective requirements in year three and four.

The Bachelor Of Tourism, Major in Recreation at VIU will provide applied skills and concepts related to the provision of leisure services in the fields of Recreation Management and Tourism Management. Years three & four of the degree will focus on the development of management and entrepreneurial skills needed for people wishing to assume greater responsibilities within an organization, or for those wishing to start new enterprises.

Graduates of this degree program will be well equipped with the necessary management and entrepreneurial skills for today’s exciting tourism industries. Students completing this program will build on their existing skills to develop high-level management abilities and is ideal for those seeking greater managerial roles or eager to start their own recreation-based enterprises.

For information about career opportunities, admission requirements, recognition of prior learning, transfer from other institutions, work place opportunity, start date and application deadline, and the program outline please refer to the VIU Program and Course calendar.

To apply, please refer to the 8 steps to become a VIU student.

Further information is also available from Advising Services or the Department Advisor, Rob Ferguson at Rob.Ferguson@viu.ca.

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