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At Prescott College, We Take it Outside

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At Prescott College, We
Take it Outside

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At Prescott College, We
Take it Outside

Adventure Education

At Prescott College, we believe that a classroom is more than just four walls. Our classrooms are places, like mountains, forests, cities, and farms. With a mission to create a healthy, just, and sustainable world, we solve problems by getting into the field and taking action. Our students are educators, activists, counselors, researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. We are inspired by all those we meet, while making a difference in our local and global communities. We don't only learn within the classroom. At Prescott College, we take it outside.

A student pursuing a BA in Adventure Education can expect a curriculum and experience that reflects the student’s desire to contribute to the world by connecting people to nature and to each other. Be it on snow, vertical rock, ocean, river, or in the classroom - students develop theoretical grounding, leadership abilities, practical and technical skills, health and fitness, and sensitivity to the environment. Students with a BA in Adventure Education can choose an Emphasis in either Wilderness Leadership, Outdoor Program Administration, or Therapeutic Use of Adventure Education distinguished by a few specific course offerings outlined below. Additionally, students can combine coursework that would be equivalent to a competence and a breadth, into an interdisciplinary degree such as Therapeutic Use of Adventure Education, Outdoor Experiential Education, or Adventure-based Environmental Education.

Areas of

  • Wilderness Leadership
  • Outdoor Program Administration
  • Outdoor Experiential Education
  • Therapeutic Use of Adventure Education

Learning Outcomes:

  • Through exploration of the origins and current trends, students will be conversant in the relevance of adventure education and the benefits of its practical application for humanity
  • Learners will apply leadership skills, experiential teaching strategies, and facilitation techniques in order to create intellectually, emotionally and physically safe communities with academic integrity
  • Learners will demonstrate through words and actions an understanding of ethical stewardship within the human and nature interface
  • Learners will attain the level of technical mastery in a particular outdoor discipline necessary for the implementation of safe, high quality experiences in that discipline.

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