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About This Program

For Undergraduate Students

Available as a minor or as a concentration within the movement and sports studies major.

Adventure education is widely used in schools, as well as recreational and community organizations. Leaders in these settings create programs that utilize adventure to positively impact individuals and groups. Creating more adventure-centered experiences allows individuals to grow personally and helps groups to work together more effectively.

Springfield College recognizes the need for highly-qualified adventure program leaders and offers students an educational experience where they gain the teaching and leadership skills needed to design and deliver adventure programs. Adventure education challenges students to be experiential educators, participant-centered leaders and stewards of the environment. Students may study adventure education as either a minor or as a concentration within the movement and sports studies major.

In the adventure education program, students will benefit from learning in the out-of-doors at East Campus, a 57-acre outdoor laboratory. Not only will the majority of their classes be held here, but students will gain practical experience by taking the knowledge they have learned and apply that to real life experiences with a variety of groups. Plus, students will have the opportunity to live out at East Campus, immersing them in the experience and allowing them to learn through adventure, education, and the outdoors.

Students will learn a number of components, including the following.

  • Challenge course facilitation
  • Land and water based skills
  • Instructional techniques
  • Adventure theory and practice
  • Programmatic development
  • Risk management

Ready to explore?

Student canoeing at East Campus
Explore East Campus

In the adventure education program, you'll spend time exploring the great outdoors at East Campus—57 acres of forestland that is bordered by a mile of shorefront on Lake Massasoit. There, you'll be able to put everything you learned in the classroom into practice. (Spending the day outside isn't bad either.)

Student leading spring explorers at East Campus
Lead our Spring Explorers

Ready to put your adventure education skills to the test? You and your peers will help develop and implement our Spring Explorers program, a four-day outdoor adventure program for children. The program allows youth to participate in activities that promote character development. 

Students canoeing at Outdoor Pursuits
Outdoor Pursuits

Spend seven days living outdoors through Outdoor Pursuits (MOSK 101). This experience will enhance your understanding of individual differences of the social aspects of group living. You'll engage in activities that increase environmental awareness and improve outdoor living skills.

Studying Adventure Education At Springfield College