Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Education and Leisure
This programme combines an exciting mix of academic study and skills training in adventure sports.
You will build an understanding of the developmental and educational role of outdoor education and you will study the Irish landscape, safety, communications and teaching.
In addition you will gain an extensive range of National Governing Body awards in adventure sports such as rock climbing, surfing, hill walking, sailing, snorkelling, caving and kayaking.
One day a week is spent on adventure sports practicals in venues including Achill, Connemara and numerous surf beaches in Mayo.
There are also many optional weekend practical courses and trips to Spain and Wales which provide opportunities for further training in adventure sports.
For answers to many of the questions we are asked by prospective students, see our Student Handbook (external site).
Prospective Students may also be interested in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Outdoor Education and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography and Outdoor Education.
View our Outdoor Education Brochure here.
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Why Study this course?
Students can progress to the BA (Honours) in Outdoor Education
An exchange programme with Western Carolina University, USA allows students the opportunity to study Parks and Recreation for a year in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. We also have links with University of Galva in Sweden and University of Agder in Norway.
Mayo's mountain's and wild Atlantic coast provide an ideal location for this programme of study