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Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

Degree Programs

Be a difference-maker.


Students in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) learn how to manage recreational activities, take an active role in the environment, use recreation as a therapeutic intervention, and perform scientific studies on leisure, tourism and recreation and its effects on local, regional and national economies. 

You choose the learning track that meets your undergraduate degree interest:

You can also add a minor to your current major by studying Non-Profit Leadership, Park and Conservation Area Management, Travel and Tourism, and Youth Development Studies.

Our graduate programs at the master'sdoctoral and certificate levels help you continue to further your professional growth. Every graduate student’s program is tailored to suit their personal and professional goals, with online options that allow you to earn your credential while keeping your day job. Courses are taught by leading experts in their fields.

Your experience in PRTM prepares you for jobs in several different industry sectors, such as local, state and national government agencies, non-profits, hospitals, and community recreation and/or tourism organizations. Many of the skills you’ll learn are also transferable to other sectors, with many of our graduates launching successful businesses.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
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