Knowledge and skills for facilitating experiential learning
You will learn to apply theories, concepts and practices relevant to outdoor and adventure education; identify and align participant needs; evaluate and adapt as reflective practitioners; and create, implement, and facilitate ethical, adventurous learning experiences.
What to expect
The 13-month post-degree diploma starts each July and is delivered off-campus through online and face-to-face learning. The program consists of four terms including two field components in the summer terms at the beginning and end of the program. Summer terms use a blend of online and face-to-face learning in an outdoor setting. Fall and Winter terms are entirely online.
Learn more about what to expect during this program.
Summer Term 1 July - August
Your first term is comprised of three courses taught in an integrated format across a two-week immersive face-to-face field component and two weeks of online engagement. You will (re-)examine and practice foundational ideas essential for working with people in the outdoors.
Fall Term September - December
Your second term is comprised of two online courses focused on contemporary issues and the variety of possible approaches to adventure-based learning, and developing and evaluating safe, effective programs.
Winter Term January - April
Your third term is comprised of two online courses. You will learn about the importance of professional reflective practice, growth and development, and human-environment relationships.
Summer Term 2 July - August
Your fourth term is comprised of three courses taught in an integrated format across a two-week immersive face-to-face field component and two weeks of online engagement. You will study ideas associated with transformative learning and wilderness experiences.