Course name Nature Based Tourism
Course date 13.02.2023 - 21.04.2023
Institution Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Hospitality Management HUB, Entrepreneurship HUB
Teacher Rositsa Röntynen
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

Queries related to enrolment practices
Enrolment period 21.11.2022 - 29.01.2023
Implementation plan
OPEN UAS Enrolment

Nature Based Tourism

13.02.2023 - 21.04.2023

Course description

The student knows the emphasis and significance of nature-based tourism from the national and international perspectives. He/she knows the national theme-promoting strategies and development policies. He/she understands the concepts, phenomena and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism and is able to utilize them in analyzing operations. He/she is able to perceive different actors and operations in nature-based tourism. The student understands motives of a traveler and the theme’s significance to the competitiveness of the company.

Virtual learning and assignments Independent information search Topic related online discussions


The student has studied tourism and understands how the tourism industry has developed and what it comprises in Finland or/and abroad. The student understands also general concepts of tourism business and principles of sustainable tourism.

Assessment criteria

Assessment is based on learning objectives and is both qualitative and quantitative, based on criteria. Assessment is implemented by students (self-assessment), peers and the teacher.

Course way of working and time table

The course is held 100% online during 13.2. – 21.4.2023

Course additional info


The material provided by the teacher in Moodle and Fredman, P. & Tyrväinen, L. 2011. Frontiers in nature-based tourism: lessons from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden: Routledge. Hall, C. M. & Boyd, S. 2005. Nature-based tourism in peripheral areas: development or disaster? Channel View Publications cop.