Adventure, Sport and Sustainable Tourism Management - B.S.

The Adventure, Sport and Sustainable Tourism major provides students with a solid foundation and professionally focused experience in the areas of this industry sector. Focus is on all aspects of operations, program development, implementation and evaluation of success in the niche of tourism planning.

Completion of the Adventure, Sport and Sustainable Tourism major helps students develop a critical awareness of the ways tourism can enhance the welfare of people by fostering economic, cultural preservation, health and wellness, and environmental conservation. Students are prepared to communicate professionally with suppliers, distributors, industry partners and guests. This degree opens doors to a wide variety of careers internationally within the adventure, recreation and leisure, sport, nature-based, ecotourism and sustainable tourism field, as well as providing a solid business foundation to become a successful entrepreneur.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Advocate for the importance of sustainable tourism development in fostering economic, social and environmental conservation.
  • Create and execute an adventure, sport, and sustainable based tourism experience.
  • Assess sustainable tourism leadership decisions informed by policies, laws and regulations within various cultural, political and geographical locations.
  • Evaluate strategic plans and product development to improve consumer experience in adventure, sport and sustainable tourism.

Adventure, Sport and Sustainable Tourism Management

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Business Foundations
ACCT2150Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations3
ACCT3150Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
LAW2005Hospitality Law3
Major Courses
EVNT2020The Business of Event Management3
HOSP1001Orientation to the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP2040Human Resources Management in Service Organizations3
HOSP3053Hospitality Strategic Marketing3
SEE2015Leadership in Recreation/Leisure Settings3
SEE2040Outdoor Recreation Planning3
TRVL1105Adventure, Sport and Nature-Based Tourism3
TRVL3010Dynamics of Tourism and Sustainability3
TRVL3035Tour Management Operations *3
TRVL4035Leading an Adventure Experience3
Major Electives
Choose two of the following:6
World Geography for Tourism and Hospitality
International Policies of Tourism
Special Topics in Adventure Resort Management
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
College of Hospitality Management Internship
Directed Experiential Education D
Study Abroad Sa
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
FYS1020First-Year Seminar1
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
Environmental Science
Social Sciences6
International Relations and World Politics
One course from ANTH, ECON, GEND, LEAD, PSYC, RES or SOC
A&S Electives6
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university15
Total Credits122.0

A travel fee is associated with TRVL3035 Tour Management Operations.

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

SaTo be eligible to count toward Applied/ Experiential Learning, a Study Abroad offering must meet certain requirements. Contact JWU Global to discuss eligible Study Abroad options for this degree program.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000-level courses

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?