For over fifty years we’ve been the leader in Adventure Education, providing students with opportunities to launch careers they’re passionate about. With this bachelors degree in Adventure Education, you'll have the opportunity to explore the most remote and beautiful areas in our own state of Arizona as well as breathtaking locations around the world. Be it on snow, vertical rock, ocean, river, or in the classroom – you will develop theoretical grounding, leadership abilities, practical and technical skills, health and fitness, and sensitivity to the environment.
Our graduates can be found guiding clients safely up a vertical rock face, rafting down the Grand Canyon with a group of clients, forecasting avalanche dangers at a Forest Service avalanche center, and managing logistics and field risks while scientists work on a remote ice cap.
A bachelor's degree for true adventurers and explorers
There’s a reason why Backpacker Magazine ranked us one of the Top Schools for Hikers. It all starts with a 21-day wilderness orientation in the backcountry of Arizona.You will develop a sense of place and make connections to the Southwest through rigorous backcountry travel, map and wilderness navigation, and by studying the natural and cultural history of your route.
Following orientation you will have ample opportunities to explore Arizona and the Southwest, in areas like the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, and the Sierra Nevadas. There are also plenty of chances to explore other interests and curiosities. Many students combine the field of Adventure Education with another study area such as Environmental Studies, or Cultural and Regional Studies.
At Prescott College, you have the opportunity to design your bachelors degree. Students have designed degrees in areas ranging from Wilderness Leadership to Outdoor Program Administration and Therapeutic Use of Adventure Education.
Want to take your education further? Be sure to ask about our accelerated, tuition-free Master's degree.
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