Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management specializes in the planning and management of parks, recreation and sport areas and facilities, tourism attractions and leisure activities in a range of environments for all ages and lifestyles. There are two concentrations available: Recreation and Park Management and Tourism and Event Management. Learn more

  • Recreation and Park Management (parks planning and management, recreation programming and administration, community sport and recreation administration, facility management, etc.) focuses on environmental education, outdoor recreation, parks planning and management and conservation of parks and other natural resource areas.
  • Tourism and Event Management¬†(event planning, sustainable tourism, facility management, facility and site planning, and recreation programming and administration) focuses on program development and community-based recreation for non-profit organizations, public recreation and park agencies, as well as companies and corporations.

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Courses include:

  • Leadership and Supervision, Programming, Sport Law, Geospatial Applications, Outdoor Recreation Management, Sustainable Tourism, Facility Management, Interpretation, Parks and Recreation Finance and Planning
  • Business, Management
  • Events, Tourism
  • Natural Resources
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  • Program Development
  • Management Practices
  • Communication
  • Leadership & Supervision
  • Marketing
  • Event Planning
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Career Titles
  • Recreation Programmer
  • Community Center Supervisor
  • YMCA Director
  • Outdoor Adventure Leader
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