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Unit rationale, description and aim

This unit will introduce students to the foundational principles of a number of programs that utilize the outdoors for therapeutic interventions for specific populations. The unit will examine the historic development of these therapeutic interventions that utilise the outdoors and explore the range of applications of these emerging alternative health programs. The use of outdoor settings and outdoor pursuits as part of such therapeutic health interventions will be investigated. Students will have the opportunity to work alongside a young person as a mentor and to apply the principles of mentorship in a community outdoor adventure therapy program.

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