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To examine foundational principles of outdoor education in relation to health, well being, personal development and social factors.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the foundations of physiological systems and energy metabolism and apply these to exercise in the outdoors through the monitoring of an outdoor fitness programme.
  • Describe and apply the concepts of nutrition for health and exercise.
  • Interpret the response of the body to a range of environmental conditions.
  • Discuss psychological factors affecting participation, training and performance in outdoor activities.
  • Explain the principles of motor skills acquisition in relation to personal learning.
  • Review the role of exercise in outdoor activities in relation to current health issues and the concept of Hauora.
  • Explore the use of land and water environments for health and wellbeing.