Movement Science Degree (B.S), Adventure Education Concentration

Why Choose a Concentration in Adventure Education?

Adventure Education administers an experiential curriculum to provide an outdoor education degree for traditional and alternative teaching methods both in the classroom and in the field. This meets the needs of the student’s technical and theoretical foundation of becoming a professional in the field of outdoor adventure leadership.

Requirements for the Concentration in Adventure Education

Requirements for the Movement Science Major - 27 Credits

All majors in the department of Movement Science, Sports and Leisure Studies must complete the twenty-seven (27) credits of courses specified below. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the Major Core Classes is required to be eligible to graduate with a degree from the department.

    Major Core Classes

    • Scientific Foundations (21 credits)
    • MOVP 0100 - Science of Physical Activity and Health
    • MOVP 0194 - Musculoskeletal Structure and Function
    • MOVP 0202 - Introduction to Motor Learning
    • ** course is required for PE, AT, EXS or can be substituted with MOVP 0203 Motor Development and Behavior for Sports Medicine majors.
    • MOVP 0204 - Kinesiology
    • MOVP 0205 - Physiology of Exercise
    • MOVP 0212 - Concepts of Nutrition
    • MOVP 0215 - Sports and Exercise Psychology
    •  From below, select the courses required by your concentration 
    • Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits; Concentration specific required selection)
    • MOVP 0266 - Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, and Adventure Education)
    • MOVP 0302 - Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Education (Physical Education)
    • MOVP 0337 - Athletic Training Research and Clinical Decision Making (Athletic Training)
    • Cultural Competence (select 3 credits; Concentration Specific Required Selection)
    • EGST 0260 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology [Note:pre-req EGST 0101/0102] (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Adventure Edu
    • MOVP 0325 - Women and Sport (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Adventure Education)
    • EDUC 0380 - Critical Multicultural Education (Physical Education)

    Note:

    In order to progress through the major, students must meet the academic and professional development criteria necessary to earn intermediate and advanced standing in the department as outlined in the Professional Development section below.

      Adventure Education Concentration

      Adventure Education administers an experiential curriculum of traditional and alternative teaching methods both in the classroom and in the field that meets the needs of the individual student's technical and theoretical foundation of becoming a professional in the field of outdoor adventure leadership. This concentration prepares students for careers in outdoor education and to lead field trips and adventure trips within the leisure industry.

        Required Course List:

         

        • MOVP 0117 - Introduction to Adventure Education
        • MOVP 0190 - First Aid and Emergency Care
        • MOVP 0245 - Adventure Challenge Instructor
        • MOVP 0250 - Adventure Education Leadership
        • MOVP 0266 - Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice
        • EGST 0260 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology
        • ** OR MOVP 0325 Women and Sport

        One of the following:

         

        • BIOL 0128 - General Biology II
        • ENVS 0106 - Introduction to Environmental Analysis

        One of the following:

         

        • MOVP 0309 - Adventure Education Programming
        • EDUC 0312 - Outdoor Education Credits: 3

        As well as three activities’ courses from the following list: 3-5 Credits

         

        • MOVP 0137 - Skin and Scuba Diving
        • MOVP 0138 - Boating and Canoeing
        • MOVP 0139 - Kayaking
        • MOVP 0154 - Downhill Skiing
        • MOVP 0155 - Ski Touring and Snow Shoeing
        • MOVP 0167 - Camping Skills
        • MOVP 0172 - Orienteering
        • MOVP 0173 - Initiative Games and Ropes
        • MOVP 0180 - Rock Climbing
        • MOVP 0182 - Lifeguard Training
        • MOVP 0184 - Water Safety Instructor

        Also required is:

         

        • MOVP 0398 - Internship Adventure Education Leadership

        Note:

        In consultation with advisor, students may want to pursue a minor in Biology, Business, or Environmental Science.

          Professional Development Procedures

          In order to progress through the Movement Science and Athletic Training majors, students must meet the academic and professional development criteria necessary to earn intermediate and advanced standing in the department.

            Intermediate Standing

            Requirements for Intermediate Standing to progress through the Movement Science and Athletic Training majors are that the student maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall, which must include the following 2 courses:

            • MOVP 0100 - Science of Physical Activity and Health
            • MOVP 0194 - Musculoskeletal Structure and Function

            Advanced Standing

            Advanced Standing is required for those completing an internship, ATEP clinical experience, or student teaching practicum. The requirements are as follows:

            • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major core area (29 credits)
            • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in the courses in the concentration (Placement in the Teaching Practicum requires a 2.8)
            • Minimum overall GPA of 2.8
            • Personal Statement
            • Resume
            • First Aid / CPR Certification
            • Membership in a professional organization
            • Earn a minimum of 15 Professional Development Points (in addition to those earned for Intermediate Standing)
            • Three (3) Faculty Recommendations and two (2) additional recommendations from outside the department
            • Five (5) samples of best written work
            • Supervising Practitioner Recommendations

            Additional information can be found in the MSSLS Department manual.

              Additional Graduation Requirements

              All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .