Course / programme / degree
1 Adventure Performance and Coaching BA (Hons)
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University of the Highlands and Islands United Kingdom Inverness, Scotland 2016-03-10



UCAS code N875
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?


Grounded in sport and exercise science and coaching and leadership, this degree brings together theory and practice to develop your professional skills and academic knowledge to help you excel in the growing global adventure industry.

You will learn and apply knowledge in: outdoor skills; performance and safety; sports and exercise psychology and physiology; leadership and coaching; science research skills and practice – all underpinned by a growing and deepening understanding of the meaning of "Adventure".

You will be based in Lochaber, the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, one of the finest UK locations for adventure tourism. The natural heritage, culture and landscapes of the West Highlands, and its coasts and islands create our playground, with world-renowned rivers flowing from some of Scotland’s greatest mountains to the sea.

You will benefit from the expertise of our academic staff and expert associate practitioners, who are highly experienced and qualified, some having been published within the field of adventure tourism.

Our School of Adventure Studies courses cover a wide range of study at different levels, inspiring and developing students’ knowledge and skills from local High Schools through to post graduate study and beyond. Close links with the outdoor sector mean that all our courses are designed to be relevant and dynamic, taught by subject experts with a focus on employability skills and cutting edge knowledge.


Special features

  • You will be part of bringing applying cutting edge theory and research to the exciting and dynamic adventure sector
  • Be part of a vibrant and active student community of outdoor enthusiasts based in Fort William – within the Outdoor Capital of the UK
  • Benefit from strong links with many adventure-based businesses in Scotland and throughout the UK, including Scotland’s national centre, Glenmore Lodge
  • Excellent work-based placement opportunities around the UK and abroad
  • You will be given the opportunity to complete National Governing Body Awards (NGBs) in a number of adventure activities
  • Choose from a range of extra-curricular NGBs offered at 50% subsidised rates
  • Take part in residential field trips and many other opportunities to enhance your skills and experience in adventure activities

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