Nature, the Environment and Outdoor Studies
The Bachelor’s degree in Nature, the Enviroment and Outdoor Studies provides students with practical skills, knowledge, attitudes and experiences related to nature, the environment, culture and outdoor activities. The main emphasis will be on acquiring a solid grasp of basic skills in simple outdoor activities in a variety of natural environments; on gaining practical experience with pedagogical problem-approaches associated with teaching; and acquiring specialised insight into topics related to outdoor activities, society, culture, nature and the environment.
Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between living organisms and environmental conditions, and especially humankind’s place in nature. The study programme will provide students with solid practical skills in outdoor activities. It lays the foundation for an active commitment to nature and outdoor activities, with particular focus on outdoor activities as a phenomenon, their history, development and management. Students will acquire extensive skills to prepare them for work related to the mediation of outdoor activities, natural sciences topics and cultural traditions.
The study programme consists of Nature and the environment, 1-year programme, and the first two years of the Bachelor’s degree in Outdoors, Culture and Nature Guiding. The study programme focuses on the questions concerning conflicts and increased strain on the local environment as a result of land use. Students will gain an understanding of the important natural environments and areas for recreation and outdoor life. They will achieve considerable competence as guides in their choice of outdoor activity, and gain a foundation for reflection concerning attitudes and experiences associated with outdoor activities, society, culture and nature. In the second and third years, the programme includes, respectively, roughly 50 and 35 supervised days in the outdoors, 15/20 outings; in addition to 12 and 16 days practical experience.
Successful candidates may find employment in public administration, schools (primary, secondary with/sports specialisation, folk high schools and school camps), health and rehabilitation, tourism, industry, consultancy and voluntary organisations.
The study programme also qualifies for admission to the Master’s degree programmes, Physical Education, Sport and Outdoor Life Studies and Environmental Health and Science.