Adventure Education

Bachelor of Science

adventure_edA degree in Adventure Education from Plymouth State University will teach you how to use the Great Outdoors to expose children, adults and at-risk populations to challenging adventures, personal growth and self-discovery.

Surrounded by New Hampshire’s rivers, lakes and mountains, you will have the opportunity to explore skills in wilderness expedition, ropes courses, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, and winter camping.

Plymouth State students, faculty, and staff live life in the Great Outdoors. Campus participants recently placed in the top 10 in Outdoor Nation’s Campus Challenge. Up here, adventure is just minutes away.

The Adventure Education program focuses on safety, challenge, leadership and professional growth. Through a combination of classroom work, internships and field experiences, Adventure Education students also explore the theories, philosophy, history, ethics, and risk management related to Adventure Education.

Graduates pursue careers in outdoor/adventure leadership, outdoor/adventure education, state and national park outdoor education, therapeutic adventure, environmental education and recreation.

NOLS/PSU Agreement

Earn Adventure Education credits for studying at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). PSU and NOLS have developed a direct credit agreement, which allows students to earn credits toward their major or minor in Adventure Education by taking courses at NOLS. The PSU courses that can be taken at NOLS include:

AP 2309 Rock Climbing Fundamentals 3
AP 2409 Canoe Paddling Fundamentals 3
AP 3109 Wilderness Expedition 4
AP 3309 Adventure Leadership and Group Management 4
AP 3319 Lead Rock Climbing 3
AP 3409 Wilderness First Responder 4
AP 3419 Whitewater Kayaking 3
AP 3709 Winter Backcountry Travel 3
AP 3819 Alpine Mountaineering 3
AP 3959 Special Topics in Adventure Education 3
Health & Human Enrichment