The small, interactive classes in the Faculty of Global and Community Studies ensure that you receive individualized support and mentorship from instructors. Our faculty and staff live the “community” in our Faculty name, and you will feel that from day one.
Lara Duke, Dean

Global and Community Studies students are empowered to impact the world through the development of skills, knowledge, and work integrated experiences that focus on collaboration, connection with our communities, stewardship, and innovation in thinking and doing.

Our programs concentrate on the physical, social, and economic well-being of our local and global communities. Good governance, healthy communities, diversified economies, international development, and opportunities to respectfully explore different cultures and environments are just some of the ways we positively affect the world around us.

Schools in the Faculty of Global & Community Studies

Whether you're looking to start your path in recreation management, health and fitness, wilderness guiding or the public service, these four schools offer a plethora of options.

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School of Kinesiology

With diploma and bachelor’s degree options, the School of Kinesiology offers flexible career training.

Study Kinesiology at CapU
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School of Outdoor Recreation Management

Gain the expertise to start careers in adventure tourism, parks management, outdoor education and more in Canada’s largest playground.

Study Outdoor Rec at CapU
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School of Public Administration

Are you in local government and looking to improve your knowledge and advance your career? Then courses in our Local Government Programs are for you.

Upgrade your skills at CapU
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School of Tourism Management

Build the leadership and business management abilities to succeed. Put yourself to the test in an accredited co-op work term.

Study Tourism at CapU

Featured program

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Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree

Specialize in exercise science or health promotion in this concentrated program. You’ll also put your knowledge to the test in a practicum placement.

Train for a Career in kinesiology

Global & Community Studies Fast Facts

90%

CapU Global & Community Studies grads recommend attending CapU

25

students per class

26

different program options

800+

students enrolled in Global & Community Studies programs

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Students in avalanche training.
Students planting as part of First-Year Seminars
Students planting as part of First-Year Seminars.