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Students in the adventure sports program will initially be full-time degree-seeking students at Garrett College and can apply to our bachelors program in Adventure Sports Management at any time during their time at Garrett College. These students will be transfer students into our program. Allowing them to transfer the credits they have earned at Garrett College into a four degree here at FSU.  All students graduating from FSU will have a four year degree as well as the A.A.S. degree in Adventure Sports through Garrett College. To view our curriculum and for more information on the program please click on the link below. 

Highlights of our Curriculum

  • Be part of a program that improves your physical well-being and sports expertise as it equips you to take a leadership role in a popular and exciting career field.

  • Gain experience leading large and small adventure sports groups, ensuring the safety of all participants.

  • Learn in small classes that facilitate interaction among classmates and professors

  • Explore wilderness and survival activities. Curriculum includes hiking, backpacking, survival swimming, orienteering, fitness activities, outdoor first aid and emergency skills, mastering physical and emotional challenges and activities to help preserve the outdoors.

  • This Adventure Sports Institute class introduces students to fundamental knowledge and skills needed to safely paddle a whitewater kayak in moving water. Emphasis is on skill development in equipment selection and fit, clothing, safety in and around moving water, paddling theory, strokes, maneuvers, rescue, group organization, reading and running rivers.

  • Learn the basics of Nordic/cross country skiing. Topics include proper dress for Nordic skiing, standing and moving on flat terrain, kick and glide techniques, snow plow stops, snow plow turns, step turns, kick turns and basic downhill technique.

  • There is as much variety in the adventure sports field as there are different types of exciting outdoor activities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, guides and other practitioners in the recreational sports field can anticipate growth of 14 percent in career positions through 2022.