This program develops professionals who contribute to improving quality of life and building healthy, active and sustainable communities. Our graduates provide leadership in the broad fields of social advocacy, health and wellness promotion, community economic development, recreation, parks and tourism development, and environmental and adventure education. Our graduates strive to develop a sustainable and just society. Students work collaboratively with faculty both in the classroom and in the community to build specific competencies and define an area of focus. Essential theory and concepts are balanced with field experiences to develop knowledge, skills and confidence. Students have unique experiences in their final year that include a major community-based research project conducted either locally or internationally, and each student gains valuable work experience in a professional work placement relevant to their career interests.