Frequently Asked Questions

Thompson Rivers University in Canada offers - in cooperation with Keilir Health Academy in Iceland - an eight-month unviversity program for Adventure Guides. Here you'll find answers to frequently asked questions about the program. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or comments.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply for the program?

    The next study start for the Adventure Sport Certificate Program will be in August 2017 with graduation in June 2018. Applications can be submitted online here.

  • How much does it cost?

    The cost for the Adventure Sport Certificate program is set by TRU and is ISK 1.458.000 for the academic year 2017 - 2018. There is a ISK 75.000 non-refundable registration fee.

  • Can I attend the program alongside work?

    The Adventure Sport Certificate is full time studies and therefore we do not recommend that students work full time alongside the education. However some students work part time alongside the studies, but that is pending on workload and the student's organizational skills.

  • What equipment do I need to possess for the practical courses?

    Click here for the detailed list of required equipment 

  • Do I have to have a matriculation exam?

    The same requirements apply for the Adventure Sport Certificate program as in Canadian universities. According to application requriements from TRU, students need to be at least 19 years of age and have completed at least half of the credits leading to matriculation examination in upper secondary education.

    Keilir will look at all applications individually and evaluate prospective students based on their education, prior experience and applicant interview.

  • When does the next course start?

    Study start for graduation in June 2017 will be 29 August 2016. For more information please contact the staff at Keilir Health Academy or follow notifications and news alerts on our website or facebook page.

  • Do I need to have any prior outdoor experience?

    No. This is a basic adventure studies training, although any prior experience can be beneficial for your study and training.

  • Who are the instructors?

    Most of the instructors and lecturers are graduates from Thompson Rivers University. All of them have extensive experience and knowledge within the tourist sector in general and adventure tourism in particular.

  • How much time for the theoretical part?

    In total four courses of twelve in the program are theoretical. Additionally two courses are partially theoretical. Theoretical courses are in many cases a combination of on-site and distance learning.

  • Additional Information

    You'll find additional information about the program on the TRU website: