Recreation Sport and Tourism

The Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Management program promotes healthy lifestyles in society by developing students’ understanding and ability to plan, organize, and facilitate challenging and rewarding recreation and leisure experiences in preparation for future careers in leisure services. Students will learn about human behavior, public policy, social issues, and how to manage facilities and resources to enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in private, nonprofit, and public recreation organizations on the local, state/regional, and national/federal level as well as be prepared for further study in graduate school in a variety of disciplines. The degree program offers the following emphasis areas: general recreation and outdoor and adventure education.