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EXPERIENCING AN EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE often requires a well-trained professional leader. Adventure education students at GMC develop skills to evoke personal change in future participants and clientele. To employ the tools of adventure, students graduate with the human, outdoor and educational skills required to make immediate professional contributions in a quickly growing industry.
The adventure education program at GMC is unique. The curriculum is responsive to industry changes and trends. Further, each course is part of a closely woven progression requiring students to develop a thorough working knowledge of themselves, theories, skills and the industry.
Majors & Minors
Be able to build effective working relationships as young professionals as the result of a curriculum that accurately reflects the real world of adventure educators.
Be able to plan, implement and evaluate high quality and safe adventure learning experiences for others.
Be able to critically and accurately self-assess relative to human, outdoor and educational skills and to deliver articulate and effective feedback to others.
Be able to articulate and utilize knowledge of adventure programming as it pertains to both natural and human ecological systems.
Fall sophomore field semester comprised of a 10-day rock instructor course, five-day raft guide training, seven-day canoe expedition, six-day mountain bike management course and a seven-day backpacking course.
Junior May course: 21-day, 100% student planned, managed and evaluated expedition.
Progressive curriculum and faculty that are in alignment with many adventure providers, professional conferences and certifications.