With 25 years’ experience in outdoor leisure, Solent University are experts at producing knowledgeable and industry ready adventure management graduates. Combining the practical elements of adventure sports management with essential business management skills, this programme is well suited to those who are looking to enter the sports tourism, leisure or outdoor entertainment industry.
The curriculum was constructed with vital transferable business skills in mind. Whether it be finance, human resources or site management, this course aims to equip learners with the knowledge they need to succeed in managerial roles.
The beginning of the course covers a range of topics and aims to give learners a broad knowledge of the industry. During the second year students are encouraged to explore their particular areas of interest through application to assessments and research projects. In the third year of study, students are able to specialise and pursue optional units that relate to their desired career.
Students are also offered the opportunity to undertake flexible work placements before the end of year two, encouraging the development of real-world skills in a ‘live’ industry setting. This placement can also be carried out abroad, which is ideal for those considering employment overseas at the end of their degree.
For students wishing to develop their practical outdoor coaching, we provide access to exclusive discounts in a range of water and land-based national governing body awards (NGBs). These are optional and offered outside of the course programme as part of extracurricular enrichment activities in partnership with our local outdoor centres. Students are also given guidance on how to pursue these additional qualifications through work experience and engagement with Solent’s outdoor clubs and societies to maximise career opportunities after graduation.
What does this course lead to?
Recent students have gone on to become centre managers and senior instructors in a wide range of outdoor activity and pursuits organisations. A number of graduates have also set up successful businesses such as Rock and Sun climbing holidays.
Course graduates who have focused on coaching and education will be well placed to take their studies higher or have the potential to progress onto a PGCE for those interested in teaching.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideally suited to students who are interested in active careers within the adventure tourism and leisure sectors.
Embedded business management studies ensure that students who aspire to progress into venue management and professional support roles are well suitably well prepared.