Adventure Sport and Environment

  • Adventure Sport and Environment



With a mix of practical and theory, the Adventure Sport and Environment minor appeals to students with an interest in adventure and exploring Aotearoa.

In this minor, risk-taking, skill-learning, and environmentally and culturally responsive practices are examined through hands-on experiences and contemporary theories. The Adventure Sport and Environment minor includes courses in Tramping (Backpacking), Rock Climbing, Paddlesports, and the Analysis of Expeditioning.

There is an emphasis on Te Tiriti o Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi, and Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural history, with study based around the nature of contemporary realities of Māori society and culture of the land eg, Tikanga and kawa, and te reo Māori.

This minor can lead to careers in the areas of tourism or outdoor instruction, outdoor education teaching via the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, and offers a strong pathway for suitably capable students into the Master of Sport Science.

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Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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