About the course

What are the main environmental challenges that sport and outdoor recreation are facing in different geographical and organizational contexts? And how have these challenges developed over time?

The purpose of the course is that the student develops an understanding of how sport and outdoor recreation relates to the environment and to sustainable development, both historically and today.

In addition, the course tackles how sport and outdoor recreation on different levels (sports for all and elite, children, youth and adults) and of different types (commercial and non-commercial, outdoors and indoors, team sports and individual sports) are affected by and in turn affect the environment. Central concepts and theories are used to analyze the environmental challenges of sports and outdoor recreation.

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

General entry requirements


Upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

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).