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 New Zealand.
In this minor, risk-taking, skill-learning, and environmentally and culturally responsive practices are examined through practical 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 (Secondary), and offers a strong pathway for suitably capable students into the Master of Sport Science.
- The Bachelor of Sport Coaching is an internationally recognised sport coaching qualification.
- The Adventure Sport and Environment minor at UC is unique in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- UC is close to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world including mountains, rivers, oceans, and forests, and offers a balance of theoretical and hands-on practical work through field trips to sites around the South Island.
- Small classes create a high-quality learning environment.
- The Bachelor of Sport Coaching has strong employer links and our graduates enjoy above-average employment rates.
- UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019).
Students complete these courses in the Adventure Sport and Environment minor:
- SPCO 222 Analysis of Expeditioning
- SPCO 226 Rock Climbing Contexts and Techniques
- SPCO 227 Paddle Sport Contexts and Techniques
Students will also need to complete the compulsory courses in the Bachelor of Sport Coaching, and courses towards a major.
One of the above courses at 100 or 200-level can be substituted for another Sport Coaching course, with approval from the Programme Coordinator.
Adventure sport opens up career opportunities nationally and internationally. You will gain transferrable skills that will enable you to work in a range of jobs including: sports and recreation; community health; outdoor education teacher (via the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)); education management; policy and planning; local government; sport development; and coaching.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Sport Coaching.
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