Masters in Hospitality, Leisure & Sports

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Hospitality, leisure and sports includes disciplines related to tourism, recreational activities and fine living, in general. With the increase of tourist activity all over the globe and the diverse leisure options available to date, this field offers rich career opportunities for future business managers and service providers alike.

There are countless different aspects to tourism and hospitality, matched by a rich array of specializations leading to popular job titles as travel agent, hotel and resort staff or tour guide, restaurant manager or transportation professional. A career in tourism requires people-oriented skills, a feel for current trends as well as technical competencies.

Sport science is also a very well developed branch, concerned with the physical and mental training of individuals and teams wishing to reach high levels of performance. With professions like sports coach or trainer, to therapist or nutritionist, universities offer diverse study opportunities in sports science.

Graduates in this broad field develop an advanced awareness of their bodies, knowledge of individual and group psychology, and learn to stay informed about popular entertainment and relaxation opportunities. Management skills are also crucial for professionals in the field, whether they choose to organise a business, a professional sports team, or an individual?s personal training.

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Suggested Masters in Hospitality, Leisure & Sports

M.Sc. Biology of Physical Activity

The Biology of Physical Activity programme from University of Jyväskylä educates academic experts who understand the interaction mechanisms between different physiological systems and physical exercise, and their theoretical background.

Finland
MBA Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA from Ostelea - School of Tourism & Hospitality is designed with the objective of training the future leaders of the tourism sector: directors, professionals and entrepreneurs equipped to manage business projects in the tourism and hotel sector at the very highest level. To this end, the programme particularly focuses on the development of executive skills and aptitudes of a strategic nature.

Spain
M.Sc. Cultural Geography and Tourism

Understanding and interpreting advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and the interaction between tourism and the social, cultural and physical environment. Tourism is based on the cultural appreciation and value of the cities and landscapes tourists visit. Tourism also has a major economic, social and environmental impact on places and regions. This Master's specialisation allows you to understand the processes involved and how to use them in practice. In this specialisation you will mainly learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment. Since tourism is mainly about experiencing places and events, you will learn to understand where these experiences come from, what effects they have and how they can be influenced.

Netherlands

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