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¿Qué aprenderé?

This program places graduates at the intersection of two growing, exciting, and globally significant areas of theory and practice: leisure and sustainability. The program prepares emerging leaders to examine and create solutions which ensure that residents and travelers alike can enjoy recreational experiences, natural and cultural amenities, heritage resources, and adventure as part of their life experiences on a sustainable basis. Students will engage in coursework delivered in a non–traditional, international educational setting where the instructional approach draws upon field experience, classroom instruction, and experiential styles of learning. Two integrated instructional streams are central to the program focus: 1) a set of principles and practices underlying leisure and sustainability; and, 2) an integrated set of research capabilities, innovation, and knowledge mobilization skills necessary to ensure that new knowledge can be effectively transformed into impact. There is also a required thesis component wherein students will demonstrate a mastery of knowledge mobilization approaches (including, but not limited to, research skills).

During completion of the program, students will:

  • acquire a broad interdisciplinary knowledge of concepts, models and issues relating to the field of leisure services;
  • analyze sustainability issues by integrating social, environmental and economic perspectives;
  • develop and critique policies and practices that advance sustainability goals;
  • apply strategies to influence change and innovation at the community, regional, national and international levels;
  • conduct applied research on specific leisure, innovation, and sustainability topics;
  • develop the capacity to actively engage in a variety of knowledge creation and mobilization approaches and strategies;
  • engage with diverse stakeholders on complex leisure and sustainability issues; and,
  • formulate a personal and professional commitment to strategic and innovative leadership practices in sustainable leisure services.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers in government, private sector, non–governmental organizations, non–profit organizations, regulatory agencies, higher education, and consultancies. The position titles for the careers in this field include sustainability officers, analysts, managers, coordinators, and directors. Graduates will have strong communication skills, analytical ability, critical thinking and problem–solving ability, along with a customer orientation. The curriculum strongly supports individuals involved in planning, policy development, research, administration, and the teaching of those subjects in post–secondary institutions.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Art, Design and Performing Arts

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$12.500,00 (US$ 9.743) por año
CAN $25,000 for the entire course
Fecha de inicio

6 Septiembre 2022


Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo Campus,

900 Fifth Street,


British Columbia (BC),

V9R 5S5, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have minimum “B” average in the final 2 years of a Bachelor’s degree. English Language Requirements: IELTS score of 7.0 (no band below 6.5); TOEFL iBT score of 93 (no section below 20); CAEL score 70 (no band below 60); Pearson (PTE) score of 65 (no section below 60); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with 185 overall; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with 185 overall.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Student must have:

  • An undergraduate degree from an appropriately accredited university.
  • A minimum average of "B" calculated in the last two years of the undergraduate degree, with a review of the entire degree.

Meet one of the following VIU English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with no band below 6.5); TOEFL iBT 93 (with no band below 20); CAEL 70 (no band below 60); Pearson (PTE) 65 no section below 60; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185 overall; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185 overall.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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