SPOE503 – Human Performance in the Outdoors

Module code
Module title
Human Performance in the Outdoors
To provide students with the knowledge and applied skills to manage themselves safely and demonstrate sustainable practices in a variety of outdoor adventure activities.
  • SH2001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Project-based learning; Blended Learning; Group work; Practical activities
Learning Outcomes
1: Apply knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology and psychology.
2: Apply knowledge of nutrition principles to enhance personal performance in outdoor adventure activities.
3: Apply safe self-management and sustainable practices to participate safely in a range of outdoor activities.
- Anatomy, physiology and psychology.
- Nutrition principles and dietary requirements.
- Design and planning for training to enhance personal performance.
- Multi day journeys
- Meal planning.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio of evidence comprises of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50%.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Texts and readings will be determined by the lecturer and will be provided to the student in the individual module handbooks.