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Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma

  • Passion. Purpose. Professional... Perfect

    If you have the passion and commitment to work in the areas of adventure tourism, community and outdoor recreation, parks and conservation, or experiential and outdoor education, then we encourage you to apply to the Outdoor Recreation Management Program.

    Connect your passion for the outdoors with a career. Join a culture with the vision to change people's lives, and the earth we all share.

  • Mixed mode delivery

    Through a unique curriculum combining engaging classroom study, relevant field trips and a practicum experience, students will gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to contribute to the exciting and challenging outdoor recreation industry.

    A unique experience

    Capilano University offers a unique learning experience. Our campus is surrounded by nature and footsteps away from the local North Shore mountains. Additionally, the Outdoor Recreation Management Program is a cohort program, which means we only accept a maximum of 35 students per year, and most of your classes will be taken with your OREC cohort.

    Apply nowWe are accepting applications for the 2018 – 2019 cohort!

    Finding a career

    The Outdoor Recreation Management program is designed for students seeking a rewarding career in the world of outdoor recreation.  The demand for qualified, well-trained professionals in this field is expanding rapidly with the growth of nature-based and adventure tourism. Learn more...

    Setting you up for academic success

    After successfully completing the Outdoor Recreation Management Program you will have earned your university diploma! Your diploma sets you up to enter into the Bachelor of Tourism Management Capilano University.  In fact, we have designed the diploma and the degree so that you can complete your education with an Outdoor Recreation Management diploma and Tourism Management degree with a concentration in Adventure Management*!

    *The Adventure Management concentration is new for 2016. Students are asked to connect with their Academic Advisor to ensure they take the required electives in their diploma and degree.

    Who are we looking for?

    We are looking for people like you who have a passion for the outdoors and outdoor recreation; who are committed to protecting the earth; who are creative and enthusiastic problem solvers; who have a sense of humour and a positive attitude; and, who have a desire to work with others.