Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Outdoor Recreation in the School of Health Sciences, aims to provide essential knowledge, practical skills and leadership opportunities to individuals who want to work in the outdoor industry.
The course is designed to meet a growing demand in Western Australia for qualified individuals within recreation, adventure tourism, eco-tourism and educational settings. Professionals in this field need to have the skills to design appropriate, needs-based and enjoyable programs to which clients are committed. They require the ability to blend practical outdoor skills, evaluate needs, design, plan, and implement safe outdoor programs.
Practical competence and professional standards are at the core of this undergraduate program. An experiential approach is considered to be the essence of outdoor learning. Learning in the outdoors demands that the relationship between theory and practice is clearly understood.
This course is suited to students interested in Outdoor Recreation as a professional focus and those who want to learn how to design and implement outdoor recreation programs for individuals and groups of all ages.
The philosophical approach of the program at Notre Dame includes a strong commitment to best practice in achieving a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and developing a solid relationship with the outdoors.
Career Opportunities:
The course blends theoretical with practical studies to develop professionals who are able to work in a number of different industry sectors. Areas of employment include:
adventure tourism and eco-tourism
local or state government outdoor recreation instructor or manager
outdoor education teacher (upon completion of a graduate-entry teaching qualification)
outdoor recreation camp manager
outdoor recreation instructor
private commercial adventure operations.


Which department am I in? School of Health Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have completed a minimum of a Certificate IV qualification from a Registered Training Organization (RTO); Successful completed units from other tertiary institutions; Physiotherapy and Law courses require at least one year of an undergraduate degree course with 65% or above average pass marks or minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 6.5 (6.0); TOEFL (IB): 90; CAE/CPE: 176; PTE (Academic): 61.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have
Successful completion of a Notre Dame enabling program
One semester (FTE) success in an undergraduate university course
Certificate IV completed at a Registered Training Organisation (TAFE) or equivalent
STAT score of 145 or higher
Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE exams with a resulting ATAR of 70
English language requirement:
IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 6.5 (6.0); TOEFL (IB): 90; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)/Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176; PTE (Academic): 61.

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Full Time (3 years)

A$28,772.00 (US$ 22,505) per year

26 February 2018, 30 July 2018, 18 February 2019, 29 July 2019

The University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle Campus, 32 Mouat Street, FREMANTLE, Western Australia, 6959, PERTH, Australia