Health and Fitness


This module aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competence required to develop and enhance physical fitness for a range of adventure sports activities. The health benefits of adventure sports activities and the components of a healthy diet for the adventure sports athlete will also be explored.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Screen participants for physical activity and develop a working knowledge of basic field test of physical fitness, paying particular attention to safety, reliability and validity.

  2. Identify appropriate training methods and adaptations for varying training outcomes.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of anaerobic and aerobic energy sources for adventure sports activities and the training implications.

  4. Design a safe and effective training programme to improve fitness for an adventure sport of the learners choice.

  5. Discuss the principles and importance of good nutrition for adventure sports participants.

  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the literature that underpins health and fitness for adventure sports participants.

% Coursework 50%
% Final Exam 50%