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. 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. 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. It’s the ideal setting for the next generation of adventure sport coaches. 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. 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. We have strong links with organisations across the adventure sport industry which will open doors for you. Various modules on this course feature placement opportunities to help you put your learning into practice in the working environment. 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: www.derby.ac.uk/outdoor-and-adventure-sport-courses/adventure-sport-coaching-science-bsc-hons/.