Faculty are preparing a new generation of educators, recreation management professionals, and adventure-based entrepreneurs through their research and close association with practitioners in the field. To prepare for their future roles, students self-design course work exploring the philosophical foundations of experiential and adventure education, with particular attention to these areas:
•Safety and risk management
•Special education programming
•Challenge course facilitation
Students may also wish to take course work in counseling theories, group facilitation, human growth and development, adventure therapy, ecopsychology, and ecotherapy, bringing these approaches into work with diverse populations and educational/therapeutic contexts. These courses could lead to a concentration in therapeutic applications of adventure education, curricular reform (e.g., service learning), and social justice.
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