Choose your preferred study orientation
The course structure of the ‘Sport & Environment’ semester in Bali is divided into two parts: compulsory courses and course concentrations. In addition to the compulsory courses, you have the possibility to choose out of the 4 offered course concentrations (Adventure & Outdoor Sport; Sport, Tourism & Environment; Sport, IT & Communication und Theoretical and practical education)! In total you can achieve up to 30 ECTS.
Available Modules: Adventure and Outdoor Sport
Module 1: Outdoor Communication (4 ECTS)
The course Outdoor Communication will introduce and discuss in a general and particular level (i.e.: Indonesia) the basics of communication. It will include communication theories, such as communication channels. Also the communication and interactions between people in the nature will be part of the discussion, as well as the behavior in outdoor security situations. Especially the orienteering and communication outdoor is a important part of the course.
Module 2: Outdoor Education (4 ECTS)
This course concerns the characteristic of outdoor education. The course is about general teaching methods and leadership models. The focus here is on forms of leadership in the nature, such as the leadership of adventure experience. In addition the pedagogical perspective is covered by teambuilding measures, group games and orientations tasks.
Module 3: Environmental protection and outdoor sports (4 ECTS)
This course is about the connection of environmental protection and outdoor sports. It will include the origins and development of outdoor activities, such as a historical perspective and Importance of environmental protection. Also the connection between people and nature will be part of the discussion, as well as the landscape and their outdoor practice.
Available Modules: Sport, Tourism and Environment
Module 1: Development of tourism and sustainable tourism (5 ECTS)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the concept of sustainability and ecotourism and the integration of sustainability in several development practices such as hotel operations, tourist resorts, tourist sights, etc. Students will develop the ability to critically evaluate the impacts of tourism development on Bali’s natural resources and the local community. You will explore various sustainable organisations, businesses and conservation activities.
Module 2: Sport and Tourism (4 ECTS)
The syllabus content of the course will include define sports tourism, categorising sport tourism and the actors in sport tourism. The current market situations will also be discussed in general and particular level (i.e. Indonesia), such as the influence of sports tourism on the culture of the country. On this basis the trends in sport tourism and the prospects for the future will be part of the course.
Module 3: Development of domestic ecosystems and sustainable treatment with nature (4 ECTS)
This course discusses the development of domestic ecosystems such as the human and nature relationship for sustainability. Key aspects are the network and processes of ecosystems like the various dimensions of environmental sustainability. Besides the students get an insight into different strategies and concepts of sustainable treatment. In this course the role of the public in promoting environmentally sustainable development and the prospect of the future will also be discussed.
Module 4: Sport and Culture (4 ECTS)
This lecture gives an overview over the topic of sport, domestic culture and intercultural interaction between through exercise and sport. Students learn about sports and culture in Indonesia, its historical and sociological background. In different field trips, you will get first-hand insight in sport cultural events.
Available Modules: Sport, IT and Communication
Module 1: Introduction into information and communication technologies in sports (4 ECTS)
The course is about informatics and its influence on sport. The value of Big Data in modern sport increased over the past years and its importance will continue further with the digitalization of civilization. You will get an overview over different databases, match analysis and practical use of IT programs. Experts from Software platform planet.training will provide you with information and give you a first-hand insight in modern sport technology. Sport and IT lectures will contain current topics of information and media technology, and always connect to sports and its implementation in professional sports.
Module 2: Communication and sport (4 ECTS)
Students learn about basic concepts of communication science and media research. The course teaches about different media systems and the influence of media on sport. Building on the basics, students gain an insight on different fields of application in sport communication and journalism. Goal of the course is to study the characteristics and presentation of sport in the media.
Available Modules: General
Module 1: Theoretical and practical education (2 ECTS Theory | 2 ECTS Practice)
This module concerns on the theoretical and practical education of different sports. The module is structured in three courses: Water Sports (Surfing, Kitesurfing, Diving and Stand Up Paddling), Outdoor Sports (Trekking, Climbing, Mountainbiking and Canoeing) and Trend Sports (Yoga, Pencak Silat, Beach games and Outdoor Fitness). In every course you have to prepare a demonstration lesson about a topic of choice from the topics the lecturer has given. You teach about the theoretical background of your topic and prepare a lesson for beginners to give the other students an insight. At the end of the semester there will be a 60 minute theoretical exam and a practical exam.
Module 2: Student Project (5 ECTS) - compulsory
Students will be assigned to a specific research topic that has a significant role in marine and tropical biology research in Indonesia. This topic could be part of an ongoing project or could be independent. It has to be acknowledged from a professor as well as supervised from a professor or a specialist within the field. Upon completion of the research, an academic paper has to be finished and its original results need to be presented during the course of this seminar. The progress of the project will be discussed with your professor on a weekly basis. Furthermore, the progress has to be in line with the weekly targets that have been defined in the beginning of the seminar.
Module 3: Bahasa Indonesia (5 ECTS) - compulsory
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language in Indonesia and is spoken from a majority of Indonesians next to a variety of different dialects which vary locally. In this language course you will learn the basics of the Indonesian language, in order to be able to immerse into Bali’s culture and life. This course mostly focuses on teaching the students to interact/communicate in Indonesian. Besides that, the students will also learn some basics of grammatical/structural rules.
Where You Will Study
You will study at the Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University of Udayana in Bali. The Jimbaran campus is located in the southern Bukit Peninsular. It will take you about 20 to 30 minutes by scooter to Kuta or Seminyak, or 45 minutes by taxi (depending on the traffic).
When To Arrive?
The semester starts on a Monday. It is recommended to arrive a couple of days before to get used to the climate and get used to driving the scooter in typical Indonesian traffic.
Orientation & Welcoming
On Friday before the semester start Upskill will organize a come together, where you can meet up with students from your semester batch and get to know our team!