Experiential Education

Experiential education engages students in first-hand experiences in order to develop skills, clarify values, contribute to local and global communities, and make learning come alive. Twenty different types of experiential opportunities are built into the University’s courses — from labs and simulations to practicums and internships.

Learn more about the types of experiential learning opportunities built into courses at Brock. 

Faculty Guidebook on Experiential Education

Learn how you can design your course to include experiential education opportunities for students. Explore each of Brock’s experiential education categories.

Program Specific Experiential Education

Students gain practical experience applying the skills and knowledge from their course content to their projects. The students do not just study a real-world problem put forward by our partners, they provide strategies and recommendations to solve these challenges.

https://brocku.ca/goodman/experiential-education/

The Department of Health Sciences offers a variety of experiential education opportunities that allow our students to gain practical experience.

https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/health-sciences/student-resources/experiential-education/

The Department of Kinesiology is home to some of the longest-running experiential learning opportunities for students at Brock.

https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/kinesiology/student-resources/experiential-education/

Nursing practicums (experiential education) provides the essential link to the theoretical learning from the classroom to real life. Practicums enable students to apply the knowledge in the clinical setting to further psychomotor skill development, clinical reasoning and problem solving, as well as communication and leadership skills. These are foundational to both the art and science of nursing.

https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/nursing/student-information/clinical-practicum/

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies believes that experiential education is an integral aspect of our degree program.

https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/recreation-leisure/student-resources/experiential-education/

Sport Management at Brock University focuses on the application of theory, principles, and practices of business to the sport industry.

https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/sport-management/student-resources/experiential-education/

Experiential education at a glance

43,379

Brock student participants 

1,049

experiential courses offered

100%

of departments at Brock offering experiential courses

150+

community partners each year

Experiential education student spotlight

Josh Gordon
Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM) degree

“I want to combine my practical and academic knowledge to teach the next generation of sport leaders…The experience that I acquire in Rio will play an instrumental role in shaping my future as a sport leader. The relationships that I develop during my time in Rio will be something that I will cherish forever. I feel like it is impossible to measure the bond that you forge working long days for weeks on end with such incredible people in the Games environment.”

Community Partners

Connected to the community

Many experiential courses would not be possible without partnerships with community organizations and businesses. If you have a need within your services a student could fill or an idea for a partnership you would like to pursue, please reach out to the most appropriate Experiential Education team member, or send us a note and we would be more than happy to explore what the possibilities may be!

RSS Experiential Education in The Brock News