University of Derby

201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2018
801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2018
Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1GB, United Kingdom

Adventure Sport and Coaching Science

**If you’re interested in outdoor adventure sports, the art of coaching and the science underpinning human performance, this course is for you.** - Our course gives you an in-depth understanding of issues such as anatomy and exercise physiology, the psychology of adventure sport, sport performance analysis and human endurance. - You’ll learn from highly qualified experts who have a wealth of professional experience in outdoor and adventure sport as instructors, leaders, coaches and international competitors. - Fieldtrips are one of the most exhilarating features of this course. Apart from regular excursions into the Peak District, our students have found themselves mountain biking in Snowdonia, sea cliff climbing on the Gower Peninsula, caving in the Yorkshire Dales, canoeing in Scotland or wild camping in the Lake District. 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. - You’ll study mainly at our Oaklands Manor Outdoor Leadership Centre 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. You'll also learn in our specialist Sports Centre based in Derby, using the latest equipment and software to measure performance, movement, health and fitness. - We have strong links with organisations across the adventure sport industry which will open doors for you. You'll also be able to make the most of National Governing Body training opportunities to gain professional industry related experience and REC first aid to boost your CV. - As a graduate, the course 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. Find out more:

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    University of Derby Buxton,Buxton
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,750