Rock Climbing Contexts and Techniques

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

For further information see School of Health Sciences


This course develops students' skills and knowledge relevant to contemporary rock climbing physiology and educational approaches. Content focuses on knowledge necessary to develop, implement and evaluate a training programme to enhance rock climbing performance. Teaching will also focus on current approaches to teaching and analysing rock climbing movement skills both indoors and on natural rock outdoors. The course uses a type of rock climbing called bouldering (completing difficult moves close to the ground without the ropes) with only a small amount of rope work in preparation for SPCO326 Rock Climbing Leadership. There are two field trips to Kura Tawhiti/ Castle Hill where students learn about the importance of place to climbers and significance to tangata whenua.


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