Adventure Education - Program Learning Outcomes

Adventure Education Degree Professional Learning Outcomes


  1. Interpret and compare established and emerging theoretical and philosophical foundations, research, models and trends of adventure education and apply these findings to leadership, instruction, and other professional practices and problem-solving situations of the discipline.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking, research, and evaluation through argumentation, analysis, and synthesis. Access, interpret, and synthesize evidence and information, including conflicting points of view from published and student-conducted research, through written and oral presentations, philosophical analysis, and evaluation of professional adventure programming.
  3. Analyze, synthesize, and apply the knowledge of adventure in natural environments to human development. Plan, implement, and evaluate experiential education practices and adventure-based programming ¬ in educational, developmental, and therapeutic settings – to promote competence, social-emotional growth, healthy interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, and social and environmental awareness.
  4. Synthesize and apply site management principles and outdoor technical knowledge to solve risk management problems and safely conduct adventure-based programming in diverse settings with a variety of clientele.
  5. Formulate and demonstrate practices of ethical leadership and moral reasoning, including the development of civil and compassionate community, advocacy for diversity, and the use of inclusive educational practices.
  6. Create and apply active, engaging, experiential pedagogy, including outdoor and reflective learning strategies ¬ through student teaching, facilitation, and practicums; professional conference presentations; and the development and evaluation of innovative adventure-based programming.

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Consider an Adventure Education Degree at Fort Lewis College

THE REWARD will be changing lives, including your own.

  • Are you drawn to active learning that is challenging both physically and intellectually?
  • Do you have a curious and inquiring mind?
  • Are you committed to the process, sometimes 24/7, of becoming an Adventure Education professional?

Adventure Education of Fort Lewis College is a member of the Association for Experiential Education

Association for Experiential Education