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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

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When does the next course start?

Study start for graduation in June 2022 will be in August 2021. Application for Fall 2022 will open on 1 October 2021. For more information please contact the staff at Keilir Health Academy or follow notifications and news alerts on our website or facebook page.

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.

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.

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.

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

Here you can find a list of the equipment required for practical courses

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.

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 does it cost?

All amounts are reviewed annually based on index development and other factors that affect the school's operations. Figures and dates are subject to error.

The cost for the Adventure Sport Certificate program is set by TRU and is ISK 1.458.000 (approximately 10.000 EUR) for the academic year 2021 - 2022. There is a ISK 75.000 non-refundable registration fee.

The fee includes access to specialised equipment, as well as domestic travel and accommodation during practical courses around Iceland. The fee does not cover living expenses and accommodation during theoretical or on-site courses at Keilir Academy.