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  • Active Learning

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    Active Learning

    Students take a hands-on approach to learning. As part of a senior project to incorporate traditional native knowledge into the sea kayaking program, students build and then test Greenland-style ocean Kayaks. Check out our complete list of the top 25 colleges for Outside readers.

  • Outdoor Programs Kayaking

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    Outdoor Programs Kayaking

    The Outdoor Programs offers wilderness trips and clinics to the university community, including a sea-kayaking trip in spring semester.

  • Outdoor Studies

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    Outdoor Studies

    The Outdoor Studies programs gives students the opportunity to convert a love of the outdoors into professional careers in fields from land management to tourism.

  • Outdoor Studies Mountain Rescue

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    Outdoor Studies Mountain Rescue

    Students in the Outdoor Studies Mountain Rescue class build rope systems to transport their classmates on a field day.

  • Wilderness Skills

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    Wilderness Skills

    APU stresses active learning instead of focusing on testing. Outdoor Studies majors take courses like Introduction to Wilderness Skills where they go for a week-long backpacking trip.

  • Intense Skiing

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    Intense Skiing

    Alaska Pacific University is home to a regional Olympic training center for cross-country skiers and the center has developed many Olympians and national medalists. Naturally, the school is renowned for it's Nordic Ski Team.

  • Earth Science Expedition

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    Earth Science Expedition

    Students in an earth science class learn about snow and ice physics, glacier flow mechanisms and get real-world experience on a three-week expedition.

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