SPCO222-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Analysis of Expeditioning

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course will extend each student's knowledge and understanding of coaching water based activities though involvement with canoesport - specifically canoeing as a vehicle for journeying and expeditioning. Through the course students will develop practical canoe and expeditioning skills which will form the basis for a safe descent of a South Island river during a 3 - 5 day expedition. Students will collect data for a socio-cultural, environmental, bi-cultural, historical or physiological study whilst taking part in the canoe expedition.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the historical development of the canoe, kayak and waka.
2. Discuss socio-cultural and bicultural aspects of journeying and expeditioning
3. Apply sports science to canoeing and expeditioning
4. Analyse the environmental, access and conservation aspects relating to journeying and expeditioning
5. Prepare and pack for a 3 day canoeing expedition
6. Demonstrate a variety of practical canoe skills including paddle strokes and rescues


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject, or
any 15 points at 100 level from SPCO.

Timetable Note

Field trip to the West Coast, April 3-5

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Health Sciences Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum Posts 20% Weekly
Practical assessment on canoeing skills 30% Due on field trip, 3-5 April
Essay/research style report 05 May 2023 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO222 Occurrences

  • SPCO222-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023