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University of South Australia

Updated: May 2, 2002

Outdoor Education can be studied by any undergraduate student enrolled in a University of South Australia degree or by cross – institutional study through any university.

The ability to select either a single course or a raft of courses enables students to combine outdoor education studies with any other field of study. Examples are human movement, primary education, secondary education, adult education, psychology, sociology, management, environmental studies and others.

Career paths include schools, private outdoor education providers, outdoor recreation industry, government institutions, youth services, physical and mental health services, correctional services, adventure tourism and eco- tourism.

The courses are focussed on outdoor leadership for youth, but students may use the base of knowledge and skills learned in other professional, personal or community roles.

Overseas and fee paying students from all programs are encouraged to participate in ‘Introduction to Outdoor Education Leadership’ and ‘Wilderness and Adventure Education’ regardless of their career path. They are an excellent medium for developing relationships with the South Australian Landscape. The courses allow students to explore South Australia’s social, cultural, environmental history and of course to interact on a real level with Australian and international students.

Please note that some of the courses (Outdoor Field Skills 1,
Outdoor Field Skills 2, Outdoor Educuation Leadership and Issues) require a level of foundational knowledge (Introduction to Outdoor Education, Wilderness and Adventure Education or equivalent) and therefore have co-requisites.

Should you require any assistance regarding these courses please do not hesitate to contact the School of Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Studies.

Yours in the Outdoors,

Scott Polley
Program Co-ordinator
Outdoor Education

Company Type(s): School
Company Category(ies): College/University
Region(s): Global
Grade Level(s): Not Selected


Address 1: Holbrooks Rd
City: Underdale
State/Province: na
Country: Australia
Postal Code: 5032


Phone: +61 8 83026611
Fax: +61 8 83022195
Contact Person: [email protected]

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