LEAP Program

LEAP Program

The Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance (LEAP) program gives high-level athletes and performers a chance to get a great education while thriving in their sport or art. This is a unique program and even comes with a dedicated scholarship.

Because of its flexibility, the Block Plan is especially well suited to athletes and performers. You can take months off for training or competition without missing a full slate of classes like you would at a conventional university.

A winter athlete can take courses in the fall, spring and summer months, leaving the snow season open to train and compete. A musician can take a month off to record or tour, missing only one course instead of four or five.

LEAP students:

  • Have extra flexibility in housing, billing, and scheduling
  • Are eligible for a dedicated LEAP scholarship, which can be combined with other Quest scholarships or bursaries
  • May take longer to complete their degree
  • Can take up to 4 Blocks of independent study courses with a Tutor
  • Are given course registration priority
  • Have the flexibility to drop classes later than other students without penalty
  • Are provided with support to succeed in their curricular and co-curricular pursuits
  • On-campus RecPlex with weight and cardio equipment
  • FIFA certified soccer field, two squash courts, two tennis courts, bouldering gym
  • Access to adjacent Garibaldi Provincial Park, with world-class trails
  • Outstanding fitness and sports medicine practitioners and facilities in Squamish
  • An hour’s drive to Whistler Olympic training facilities and to Vancouver

To be eligible for LEAP, students must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • You are an officially recognized athlete by the government of your country
  • You are registered with a sport or art governing body or organization (national, provincial, state, or general)
  • You are a sponsored athlete
  • The majority of your personal income comes from participation in your art or sport
  • If you think you’re eligible for LEAP, you have to apply to Quest first. You can also contact our LEAP coordinator to learn more.
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