Connecting people with nature through adventure education
We'll prepare you to provide safe and meaningful outdoor learning and adventure-based activities to participants in your own professional context or setting.
This Post-Degree Diploma is designed for working professionals including educators, outdoor activity guides and leaders, counsellors and other human service professionals, who are interested in facilitating outdoor experiential learning through adventure-based activities. The blended delivery allows you to learn and engage both online and face-to-face, while continuing to work in your profession. The program starts each July and includes two, two-week field components at the beginning and end of the program.
- Post-Degree Diploma
- 13 months
- Program Design
- Cohort model; continue working while pursing further education
- Online & face-to-face
- 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 even to lead students on outdoor trips? This program will enable you to implement outdoor experiential learning into your curriculum through focusing on your development and facilitation skills.
Note: This program has been considered by BC Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) as an acceptable Integrated Program that may meet requirements for TQS category upgrading.
Pre-approval is recommended.
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 and youth workers 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.