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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Health Professions and Education

Studying Wellness and Adventure Education: The UC Advantage

Wellness and Adventure EducationW ellness and Adventure Education* is an exciting and versatile major that prepares you to take an leadership role in designing and managing fitness and health/wellness programs in either an educational or a corporate setting.

Taught by accomplished faculty with extensive professional experience in the field, the program offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes foundational courses in biology, psychology, and health studies, with advanced learning in program design, ropes course technical skills, sports programming, and more. 


The Wellness and Adventure program offers two tracks:
  • CORPORATE WELLNESS TRACK - prepares you to design and manage health promotion initiatives for businesses and organizations
  • TEACHER EDUCATION TRACK - prepares you to work with preschool through secondary level children in an educational setting.
Spiderweb courseFor specific program details, see academic requirements.

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

The Wellness and Adventure program prepares you for opportunities in fast growing career areas within:

Corporate Wellness:
  • Wellness Director
  • Health and Wellness Program Coordinator
  • Director of Healthy Living
  • Fitness Trainer and Instructor
Adventure Education:
  • Team Building Facilitator
  • Program Instructor
  • Outdoors Adventure / High Ropes Director
  • Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventures
When combined with a Master's in Education:
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Health Education Teacher