Western Carolina University

34 Blue Ridge Assembly Drive ATTN: Dr. Andrew Bobilya Western Carolina University Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States


Member Since: 2020

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Organization Overview

The M.S. in Experiential and Outdoor Education is a two-year hybrid program. Hybrid coursework is a mix of online (synchronous and asynchronous) and face-to-face weekend (Friday and Saturday) core class sessions during Year 1 and elective courses (offered online, face-to-face and hybrid) in Year 2. The degree utilizes the philosophy of experiential education combined with the modality of outdoor education to provide students with necessary training to serve in a variety of educational contexts.

This degree works well for a wide range of professionals who work in outdoor and educational programs including: expeditionary learning schools, charter schools, independent schools with an experiential education program, community colleges, residential and day camps, environmental education programs, therapeutic experiential agencies and camps, university outdoor programs, and wilderness leadership programs.
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Andrew Bobilya

Professor of Experiential and Outdoor Education

Alex Rector

Erin Goodpaster

ian moses

JennieV. Sorrells

Kayler DeBrew

Patty Harley

Paul Stonehouse

Assistant Lecturer of Outdoor Education

Rena McKay

Steven Watson

Tiffany Shuler

AEE Region

North America - Southeast

Areas of Focus

Parks and Recreation, Camps, Colleges & Universities, Outdoor Programs, Wilderness & Adventure Programs