Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Outdoor Education and Leisure (Mayo- Add-on)Learning through adventure
Discipline: Outdoor Education
NFQ Level: 8
Programme Duration: One year add-on
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT
This programme explores the educational, developmental and therapeutic aspects of outdoor and adventure education.
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The programme modules include: Research Dissertation, Experiential Education Faciliation, Experiental Education Expeditions, Adventure Therapy, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Coaching and Performance, Sociology , Social Psychology
There is an extensive range of electives to chose from. These include:
Youth Work, Creative Arts, Offenders and Ex-prisoners Recovery, Health Promotion, GIS, Human Rights and Social Care
Graduates will find employment as instructors, managers and field studies officers in outdoor education centres and other organisations offering adventure sports, adventure tourism and environmental education.
There are employment opportunities within educational organisations and youth services as facilitators, youth development officers and managers. Many youth and community organisations incorporate outdoor education as part of their developmental programmes. There are also opportunities in the area of rural development, countryside recreation and eco-tourism
GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry. To date some of the programmes that the graduates of the BA(Hons) in Outdoor Education have pursued include:
MSc in Coastal Zone Management
MSc in Sustainable Rural Development
MSc in Sustainable Architecture
MSc In environmental Protection and Conservation
MSc In Ecological Assessment
MA in Counselling
MA in Ethics
MA in Community and Youth Work
MA in Management for Community and Voluntary Services
MA in Development Studies
Graduate Diploma in Education
Graduate Diploma in Addiction Studies
Post Graduate Diploma in Geography
Applicants should hold two National Governing Body (NGB) instructor qualifications in a land or water-based activity. In addition, they should have three months relevant work experience.