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Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Laurentian University

48 months
25960 CAD/year
6180 CAD/year
6000 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Explore the natural beauty of Northern Ontario while earning your Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree at Laurentian University and be market-ready with some of the best outdoor leadership training in Canada.


Gain valuable leadership skills, be market-ready, and driven to succeed with this Outdoor Adventure Leadership program at Laurentian University. Get hands-on experience and earn provincially and nationally recognized technical certifications in canoe tripping, river rescue, sea kayaking, rock climbing, National Lifesaving Society and wilderness emergency first aid.

You have the choice of completing a 400-hour internship with leading outdoor adventure industries, leading a 3-week international expedition out of North America, or writing an undergraduate thesis.

Self-motivated and passionate students will excel in the small, interactive classes, focusing on leadership, guiding, and instructing in remote or austere environments.

Career opportunities

Wilderness and international expedition guiding/trip planning, adventure activity instruction, outdoor education, wilderness lodge, resort, park operations, corporate adventure training and teambuilding, employment within recreation departments, outdoor photography and film-making, outdoor research, wilderness adventure therapy, entrepreneurship.

Employers: Wendigo Lake (Wilderness and adventure therapy), Boundless Adventures (Wilderness and adventure therapy), Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre, Rafting companies (OWL, River Run, Wilderness Tours, Esprit), EMS and Paramedics, Parks Canada and Ontario Parks, and White Squall Paddling Centre.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Exercise Science, Wellness and Health
  • Outdoor School
  • Human Movement
  • Professional Development
  • Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • Wilderness Camping
  • Wilderness Emergency Management
  • Adventure Leadership
  • Climbing and Rescue Management
  • Expedition Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Selection is based upon overall admission requirements, and not solely on grade averages. In addition to meeting the courses requirements below, applicants must submit: 

  • Personal profile
  • Official high school transcripts. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Official high school diploma. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Proof of language skill: English for English language programs or French for French language programs
  • A resume or CV specifying current education and work experience 
  • A copy of a valid passport (both sides)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25960 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6180 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6180 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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