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 three concentrations available: Parks and Natural Resource Recreation, Program Management, and Sustainable Tourism.

  • Parks and Natural Resource Recreation focuses on environmental education, outdoor recreation, parks planning and management and conservation of parks and other natural resource areas.  Learn More 
  • Program Management focuses on program development and community-based recreation for non-profit organizations, public recreation and park agencies, as well as companies and corporations. Learn More
  • Sustainable Tourism focuses on sustainable planning, management, development and promotion of places as tourism attractions for economic growth in local communities. Learn More

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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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Related Minors
  • Business Administration
  • Forest Management
  • Nonprofit Studies
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Wildlife Sciences
Skills You Could Develop
  • 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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