About the course

What are the main environmental challenges that sport and outdoor recreation are facing? The purpose of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of how sport and outdoor recreation relates to the environment and to sustainable development.

We will analyze the environmental impact of sport and outdoor recreation, but also how environmental change can affect various activities and organizations within the sport and outdoor sector. In addition, the course tackles the strive for increasing performance in sport and the logic of sportification, and its potential conflict with environmental considerations. Swedish and international research on sport, outdoor recreation and environment is discussed and analyzed.

The course is offered on 25 % of full-time, on distance, online via digital tools. The course contains varying forms of teaching, such as lectures, seminars, group discussions and individual study. The course builds on active participation and collective knowledge building with other students and teachers.

Course content

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Humanities or Social Sciences


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).