Adventure & Sport Tourism

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Adventure & Sport Tourism

Start: February
  • Sports and Health

Do you like organizing sports-events and want to know the success factors? Do you want to be successful as an entrepreneur in sports or (outdoor)adventure? Do you want to experience everything about team- and leadership development? Then the minor Adventure and Sport Tourism is the one you're looking for.

About this programme

People want to be challenged, feel good, be active and healthy, travel the world, have unique experiences and inspire others. This is what the world of Adventure and Sport Tourism has to offer. It is one of the worlds biggest industries with an annual growth of 10%. The minor introduces the participants into this fascinating multi-billion-euro sector. It offers you a unique experience and learning insights into professions in (sports) events, traveling, active leisure, training and coaching entrepreneurship and, leadership programmes.

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Over the last twenty-five years the disciplines of Adventure, Sport and Tourism have been moving closer together. The popularity of international and national sporting events, together with an increase in adventure related tourism holiday packages acts as appropriate examples. This minor program will examine Adventure and Sport Tourism from a political, economic, business and leadership perspective. The aim is to develop  your entrepreneurship skills and prepare you for working in this diverse field.

The programme is build on the following classification: 

  • Recreational and sports programmes aim to change the way people feel. The purpose is leisure, fun and enjoyment.
  • Educational programmes aim to change the way people feel and think. The purpose is to develop skills.
  • Developmental programmes aim to change the way people feel, think and behave. The purpose is to undergo personal growth.

These programmes can be broken down into the following modules:

Module 1: General introduction

This module contains a general introduction to Adventure and Sport Tourism. It introduces you to the key definitions, the needs and demands of Adventure and Sport Tourism and familiarises them with the main features. This module also identifies the various sectors, highlights the multi-disciplined nature and generates the student expertise in problem solving skills which are sensitive to the future needs and demands of this sector.

Module 2 and 3: Developing a personal view and specialising

After the general survey of the sector, it is time to deepen your awareness of the potential of the multi-disciplined nature by making a translation to three specific areas within this sector; sport events, outdoor performance and team and leadership development:

1. Sports events; to develop awareness of the potential of Adventure and Sport Tourism in terms of management, planning and development.

2. Outdoor performance; to develop guiding skills, hosting, development towards Outdoor Animator (EQF; level 5).

3. Team and leadership development; to develop team- and leadership skills from a vitality-perspective (outdoor trainer and coach).

Module 3 involves an internship with a specific choice for one of the three specializations mentioned above. The student is free to choose where the  internship will take place.


  • Introduction on Adventure & Sport Tourism; from a leadership and management perspective.
    • Professional product
    • Code: SKVH18AST1
    • EC: 9
  • Develop a personal view on Adventure & Sport Tourism.
    • Presentation
    • Code: SKVH18AST2
    • EC: 6
  • Further specialization in one of the focus areas, in combination with a practical translation to professional practice through an (inter)national internship.
    • Professional product
    • Code: SKVH18AST3
    • EC: 15

Before you can start

Target group and admission requirements

You have a 'HBO-propedeuse' and you recognise yourself in the world of Adventure and Sport Tourism. You prefer or consider a profession in (sports) events, traveling, active leisure, entrepreneurship, training and coaching and leadership programs.


Please register via Osiris (Hanze students) or via Kies-op-Maat (external HBO students).

Students from our partner institutions abroad can apply for this programme as an Exchange Programme. For more information about the steps for our exchange application process click here.

If you have questions, please send them by e-mail to: 

If you are registered, we will keep you informed. Any extra costs that you have to take into account are travel costs for study trips, and costs for participation in an event. The maximum number of participants is 30.

Admission & application

Please check with your home university whether there is an agreement set up with the Hanze School that is offering the exchange programme of your choice. To apply for and be admitted for our exchange programme you should take the following steps

  • 1. Be nominated by your home university

    Once you have been nominated, your nomination will be checked by us and confirmed to your home university by email. You will receive your application link during our application period.

  • 2. Submit your online application

    Once you have been nominated by your home university you will receive a personal application link and the application instructions during our application period. The application is fully digital and documents do not have to be send by email or postal mail. Make sure you do not miss our application deadline!

  • 3. Letter of Acceptance

    Once you have submitted your application we will check your documents. If you have to re-submit any documents, we will let you know. We will be sending out Acceptance Letters from the beginning of May when you start in September and from the middle of October when you start in February.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fields of interest

  • Sports and Health
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