801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
251–300 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1GB, United Kingdom

Adventure Sport and Coaching Science - University of Derby

**If you’re interested in outdoor adventure sports, the art of coaching and the science underpinning human performance, this course is for you.** **WHY STUDY ADVENTURE SPORT AT DERBY?** - 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 - our students have enjoyed 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. **WHAT YOU'LL COVER** - 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. You can also opt to hone your knowledge in the physiological, psychological or performance aspect of adventure sport, to carve out the career which is best suited to you. **HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED** - A variety of written and practical assessments are used to enable learning and skill development. Assessment methods may include written assignments, poster and oral presentations, case studies, reflective writing, examinations, coaching sessions, conducting performance analysis, and small research projects. **YOUR CAREER** - 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. **STUDY OPTIONS** - This course is available with a Foundation Year option. - This course is also available with an Industrial Placement Year.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    University of Derby Buxton,BuxtonUnited Kingdom
  • 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 £13,250