Adventure Sport and Environment


Bachelor of Sport Coaching (minor only)

Adventure Sport and Environment

Kayaking across Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park (Photo courtesy of Olivia Schultheis, USA, Study Abroad).


The Adventure Sport and Environment minor will appeal to students with an interest in adventure and outdoor education courses.

There will be an emphasis of the Treaty of Waitangi and Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural history, with study based around the nature of contemporary realities of Māori society eg, Tikanga and kawa and te reo Māori.

A 100-level course, Land Journeys and Ethics will explore the historical and contemporary contexts for land based journeying. Students will develop practical skills that will form the basis for a series of journeys ranging from urban areas to wilderness. The Adventure Sport and Environment minor also includes courses such as Rock Climbing, Paddlesports and the Analysis of Expeditioning and offers a strong pathway for suitably capable students into the new Master of Sport Science.


See the Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Sport Coaching.

Career opportunities

Adventure sport opens up career opportunities nationally and internationally. You will gain transferrable skills which will enable you to work in a range of jobs including outdoor education teacher, education management, policy and planning, sports and recreation, community health, local government, sport development and coaching.

More information

College of Education, Health and Human Development - Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora

Phone +64 3 369 3333

Physical location
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Ōrakipaoa Building
Dovedale campus — see campus maps

Postal address
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand