Academics at Prescott College

Concentration:
Therapeutic Use of Adventure Education

Concentration:
Therapeutic Use of Adventure Education

Therapeutic applications of adventure education often are used as complementary healthcare modalities for people wanting growth and development in social and behavioral aspects. Wilderness therapy and other outdoor behavior health (OBH) programs continue to grow. Adventure educators are uniquely qualified to help bridge the clinical aspects of these programs with the skills and nature aspects. Master's students working in therapeutic applications of adventure education prepare themselves to employ adventure-based theories and techniques in nature-based settings. 

Areas of focus may be related to wilderness philosophy reflecting ecological elements such as living in the natural world and living in balance and connection with the ecology of place as well as aspects of deep ecology, eco-psychology, rites of passage, and other related perspectives.  Coursework can be outdoor program or practice-oriented, including history and theory of wilderness and adventure-based therapy, therapeutic facilitation skills, risk management, program evaluation, rites of passage, vision quests and ceremonial use of adventure activities, human development, group dynamics, theories of change, professional ethics, helping relationships, social and lifestyle issues, and trauma and addiction.

Life & Career Outcomes

Life & Career Outcomes
  • Adventure Educator
  • Adventure Program Administrator
  • Collegiate Adventure Programmer
  • Professional Guide
  • Wilderness Advocate
  • Wilderness Educator
  • Wilderness Medicine Educator
  • Wilderness Therapist

Faculty & Mentor Guides

Faculty & Mentor Guides

Academic Resources

Academic Resources

Prescott College Library

Library From Above

The Prescott College Library supports the curriculum with a variety of print and electronic resources. Our library catalog  reflects not only our collection but that of more than 30 other libraries in Yavapai county. A system-wide library card allows borrowers to request books from any library in the county.  Online resources include millions of full-text articles available through our article databases, and over 130,000 e-books available through ebrary.  

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River Studies and Leadership Certificate

The River Studies and Leadership Certificate is designed to offer undergraduate students—who have become inspired to join the next generation of river professionals—a foundation of knowledge, skills, and experience in river-based science, policy, conservation, education, and recreation.  Undergraduate students are awarded this certificate by the River Management Society after they have successfully completed a cogent package of river-focused coursework and a river-related professional project.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees