Love to be active and out in the elements? Looking for a career to match? This Adventure Sport and Coaching Science (Hons) degree from University of Derby offers a unique opportunity to hit the heights with a successful future in adventure sport.
If you’re interested in outdoor adventure sports, the art of coaching and the science underpinning human performance, this course offers an inspirational learning experience.
You’ll cover the theoretical, practical and scientific aspects of coaching a variety of adventure sports within different outdoor environments. Climbing, adventure racing, caving, canoeing and kayaking – all will form part of your studies.
The focus is on developing your practical, research and professional skills so that you are fully equipped for a career in an industry which offers boundless opportunities.
You’ll study mainly at our on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. Set in 55 acres of mixed woodlands, its attractions include a 30 foot climbing wall, high and low rope courses and an artificial underground caving course. It’s the ideal setting for the next generation of adventure sport coaches.
There may be opportunities to head overseas too. Over the last two years, our students pushed their abilities to the limit with ice climbing in Norway, sport climbing on the Greek island of Kalymnos and kayaking in Slovenia.
This is an innovative programme, developing skills and knowledge which will set you apart in the job market. It equips you to work in areas such as coaching within adventure sports, sport science support for performance coaching, personal coaching and training, expedition overseas leadership.
You could also consider roles in broader fields such as public services, the Armed Forces, sport development and research.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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