LEAP Program

LEAP Program

Quest University has created an environment that allows elite performers in many disciplines and sports to pursue their careers as well as a world-class post-secondary education. The Leaders in Elite Athletics and Performance (LEAP) program leverages the flexibility and freedom of the Block Plan so student athletes can shift coursework or even take months off to accommodate their training, competition, and performance schedules without falling behind in their studies.

LEAP students and alums include Olympians, Paralympians, world champions, State and Provincial champions, film actors, fashion models, and successful recording artists. Unlike traditional universities, Quest University does not have a varsity athletic program. Individual sports and excellence are woven into the culture at Quest.

Quest University’s academic Block Plan is perfectly suited to elite athletes and performers. LEAP students have the flexibility to take months off for training, competition, media tours, or performances without missing a full slate of classes like you would at a traditional university.

LEAP students also benefit from monthly community building events. These include, but are not limited to, guest speakers, seminars, dinners, and activities.

Benefits include:

  • Extra flexibility in campus housing, billing, and scheduling
  • Awarded the 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 one-on-one with a Quest University professor
  • Priority course registration
  • Flexibility to drop classes later than other students without penalty

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) at Quest University Canada is explicitly designed to accommodate the special needs of accomplished student athletes and performers. LEAP students are afforded unmatched flexibility in housing, billing, and course scheduling. Students accepted into the program are awarded an automatic $5,000

Squamish, British Columbia is known as the Adventure Capital of Canada.  Boasting world-class rock climbing, mountain biking, and kite surfing in its backyard, as well as Olympic skiing and snowboarding with its neighboring community at Whistler – site of the 2010 Winter Olympics – Squamish beckons past and present Olympians from around the world for training.

Quest is located on 60 acres of property on the border of Garibaldi Provincial Park for outdoor cross-training.

On-campus gymnasium, tennis courts, a bouldering gym and squash courts.

  • An outdoor FIFA-certified soccer field.
  • Access to Garibaldi Provincial Park adjacent to campus, with world-renowned trails
  • Outstanding fitness and sports medicine practitioners and facilities in Squamish
  • Thirty-minute drive to Whistler Olympic training facilities, 45 minutes to Vancouver

Eligibility requirements for the program include, but are not limited to, considerations such as:

• Being an official member of a national team/group to represent your sport or performance discipline.

• Be a sponsored athlete, artist, musician, actor, speaker, or media personality

• Earn majority of personal income from participation in an art or sport

If you’d like to discuss these requirements further or have questions as to your eligibility, please contact us at Financial.Aid@questu.ca

  • 2x Canada Olympic Halfpipe Ski Team
  • 1x Team Canada Alpine Snowboard
  • 1x Canada Olympic Luge
  • 2x Team Canada Sailing
  • 1x Bouldering World Champion
  • 2x Team USA Certified Climbing coach
  • 2x Internationally Competitive Dancers
  • 2x Professional Team Road Cyclists
  • 1x BC Provincial Road Cycling
  • 2x Provincial Level XC Mountain Biking
  • 4x Provincial or State Team Alpine Skiing
  • 4x Freeride World Tour Big Mountain Skiers
  • 4x Women’s World Tour Cycling Team
  • 8X Canadian National Road Champion team
  • 3x National Junior SCO Championships
  • 1x Canadian Olympic Mtn. Bike team
  • 1x Canadian Olympic Cycling Team
  • 4x medal winner Canadian Olympic Para Ski-team
  • Ajay Friese – Actor/Musician (Riverdale, Lost in Space)
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