A number of Collège Boréal graduates will soon have the option of continuing their studies overseas.
Collège Boréal and Hartpury University in England (United Kingdom) presented Monday, October 28, 2019, an articulation agreement that allows graduates of Boréal’s Fitness and Health Promotion program to move directly to the third year of a bachelor’s program at Hartpury University.
The agreement allows students to choose between several specializations offered on campus at Hartbury University: Physical Education, Exercise Sciences, Nutrition, Sports Therapy, Coaching Science, Sports Business Management and Sports Coaching; or a general curriculum made up of individual courses in any of these areas. After one year of studies, the graduates receive a B. Sc. Honours degree in Sports Performance, which could allow them to access various postsecondary programs in Canada, such as a bachelor’s degree in education.
The agreement between Hartpury University and Collège Boréal is part of a strategy aimed at increasing articulation opportunities between college and university programs. Many universities in Ontario and Canada now recognize college level learning and offer pathways to a bachelor’s degree for Collège Boréal students. However, this is Collège Boréal’s first international articulation agreement.
The agreement will come into effect at the start of the 2020 academic year for students who obtain their diploma at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.
“Articulation agreements between college and university programs meet our student’s increasing needs for flexibility. In a rapidly evolving job market that breaks down traditional barriers between technical and theoretical skills, these agreements help to train well-rounded professionals who are ready to adapt to the careers of the future. I thank Hartpury University for the confidence they have placed in our programs.”
Daniel Giroux, president of Collège Boréal
“Hartpury University, in England, provides an exciting opportunity for graduates of specific Ontario Diploma programmes to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in just one further year of study. Having initially partnered with a handful of colleges closer to Toronto, we have seen this pathway grow in popularity and now wish to make it more widely available to Ontario students. Apart from the academic opportunity, which is supported by significant investment in leading-edge sports science facilities, students will also benefit from the life experience of a year living and studying in the UK.”
Andrew Beacham, International Recruitment and Partnership Development, Hartpury University
About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario. Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in 7 campuses and 38 access centres in 26 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal ranks first in Ontario for two of the five indicators: graduation rate and, for the fourth consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results show that Boreal’s strengths lie in its investment in human capital.
About Hartpury University
Hartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing. Located in Gloucestershire, our 360-hectare campus is home to more than 3,600 university and college-level students studying degrees, A-levels and diplomas, as well as undertaking industry research.
We’re investing in the future of our staff and students. Over the past 20 years, we’ve spent more than £50million on our state-of-the-art campus facilities, including:
- the world’s largest equine educational facility with a water treadmill and Racewood event simulator, which hosts three international equine events each year
- cutting-edge sports facilities complete with a power gym, pitches and a stadium
- an extensive animal collection and animal therapy centre
- a commercial farm and dairy unit supplying major retailers
- fully equipped science laboratories
- an Agri Tech Centre for the latest agricultural technology (coming in September 2019)
*Picture: Daniel Giroux, President of Collège Boréal with students from the Fitness and Health Promotion program, delegates from Hartpury University, Sarah Lee and Andrew Beacham, as well as Lyne Michaud,VP Education at Collège Boréal, and Kim Morris, Dean of Boréal’s School of Health and Sciences.
For further information
Ronan Le Guern
Manager – Communications and Media Relations
Tel.: 416-289-5130, ext. 5172
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