Adventure Tourism

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Adventure Tourism

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Hospitality and Tourism Management, Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This class aims to provide students with an understanding of the evolutionary & current development of adventure and activity tourism as a significant sector of the leisure & tourism industries. The class takes a multidisciplinary approach analysing "adventure" from philosophical, historical, social & geographical viewpoints. Key issues relating to history, participation, team building, motivation, industry structures, destinations, environments & contemporary issues are also examined in order to develop a contextual understanding of the adventure tourism industry. Throughout there is a focus on the management of adventure activities. The class makes full use of experiential learning opportunities (learning by doing) and the field trips allow the students to apply theories in a practical situation. The adventure fieldtrips will include some or all of the following: team building, a high ropes course, abseiling and yachting.The experiential learning that takes place as a result of participating in the field trips will enable the students to better understand and appreciate the , management issues and potential problems involved in organising such activities. Throughout the focus is on learning lessons that can be used and incorporated in future employment.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Examine the growth and historical development of adventurous activities amd tourism.
    2. Analyse the typologies and motivations of adventure and activity participants.
    3. Appreciate the range and diversity of adventure and activity tourism environments, destinations & their unique characteristics.
    4. Evaluate the role of leadership and group/team dynamics involved in adventure activities and apply the knowledge in a class based environment.
    5. Explore the key risk factors and current legislation influencing the adventure and activity tourism product.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.