Explore the potential of outdoor, experiential and adventure-based learning.
Develop your knowledge and skills in facilitating meaningful education and developmental experiences appropriate to your professional setting.
This 30 credit Post-Degree Diploma is designed for educators of all kinds, outdoor activity guides and leaders, counsellors, health and well-being workers and other human service professionals interested in outdoor, experiential and adventure-based learning and development. The mix of face-to-face and online learning allows you to continue working wherever you are located, while furthering your education. Face-to-face courses take place in July at both the beginning and end of the 13-month program. Online courses are scheduled in the Fall and Winter terms.
- Post-Degree Diploma
- 13 months
- Program Design
- Cohort model
- Online & face-to-face field components
- Off Campus
- Centre for Sport & Exercise Education
Teachers and Educators
Are you an educator looking to connect students to nature, to keep students engaged in learning and maintaining healthy lifestyles or to lead students on outdoor trips? Through this program, you will develop skills to implement outdoor experiential learning into your curriculum and envision new teaching practices and learning through the lens of adventure education.
Note: This program has been considered by BC Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) as an acceptable Integrated Program that may meet requirements for BC TQS category upgrading.
Pre-approval is recommended.
If you are an educator outside of British Columbia, please inquire about the eligibility of this program for category upgrading with your Teacher Qualification Service or equivalent.
Outdoor Activity Leaders and Guides
Are you already working in the outdoor adventure field and want to expand the potential of your work? This program provides academic training that will enable you to re-configuring, expand, re-build or re-design your career in adventure education. From personal growth and learning approaches, to coaching or consulting careers, the program learning supports a variety of opportunities.
Human Service Professionals
Healthy physical environments are critical in maintaining human health and well-being. Counselors, therapists, youth workers and other professionals are increasingly finding themselves outdoors with their clients and can attest to the positive changes natural spaces provide them in their work. Learn how to move your therapeutic practice outdoors, or further your work in the human service field by facilitating experiential learning through outdoor activities.