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Wellness and Adventure Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Utica, NY, United States
The Wellness and Adventure Education program educate students to provide and manage fitness and health promotion programs as well as includes introductory coursework related to physical education and health education. 

Overview

Students who wish to work with children in kindergarten through 12th grade, should select the Teacher Education Track. This is the first of two programs which prepares students to become coaches and eligible for certification as physical education and health education teachers (see the Master’s Degree in Education which completes this preparation). Students who wish to work with adults should select the Corporate Wellness Track which will prepare students to become personal trainers and apply physical and health promotion strategies in businesses and organizations. Students will be taught a range of methods by which health promotion can be achieved. In particular, this program emphasizes adventure education. 

Adventure education involves structured learning exercises characterized by perceived risk or challenge (including low and high ropes courses) and reflection. Students in the Teacher Education and Corporate Wellness Tracks participate in some or all of the adventure education courses to develop the skills needed to create meaningful, effective, and safe learning experiences. Please note that the Teacher Education track requires moderate physical activity including running, jumping, climbing, and tumbling. All students are required to meet the departmental code of professional conduct (see program website for details).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Physical Education, Health Education & Wellness 
  • Personal Performance Sports 
  • Adventure Programing and Basic Group Facilitation 
  • Home, School & Work Safety 
  • Social Health and Resources 
  • Mental Health and Resources 
  • Physical Health & Resources 
  • Adapted Physical Education and Fitness 
  • Advanced Facilitation Skills 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work sent by the school (in English along with an explanation of the grading system)
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • Complete at least 16 units of secondary school credit.
  • Receive a diploma from an accredited secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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