Adventure Education Minor

The Adventure Education minor prepares students to lead and teach in a variety of settings that use outdoor and adventure environments as a tool to create change in individuals, organizations, and society. 

The Adventure Education minor is likely a good fit for you if you:

  • Want to be an educator or outdoor leader to help others and use adventure philosophy within adventure-based school, community, or outdoor programming.
  • Want to enhance your relationships for intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and community development using adventure-based strategies.
  • Are curious and want to learn the “why” behind the “what.” Adventure Education courses involve a great deal of reading, writing, critical thinking, research, and analytical skills.
  • Are committed to education as much as adventure. This includes academic motivation and a willingness to commit to additional hours outside of class including reading, writing, and engaging in group projects.

See required courses for the Adventure Education minor.

Contact the PESS Department
Raymond Martinez, PhD
Department Chair

Wabasha Recreation Center 205


Email Raymond Martinez
Stephanie Smidt
Administrative Assistant

Wabasha Recreation Center 111


Email Stephanie Smidt