Recreation and Tourism Management

  • teams of two rowing boats with onlookers cheering

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • New Proposed Hotel on CSUN campus

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • W Hotel FieldTrip

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • Recreate Yourself

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • Hospitality Experience

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  • RTM Commencement

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

Recreation and Tourism Management

Our RTM Mission

The mission of the Department of Recreation and Tourism Management is to facilitate students' achievement of their educational and career goals through a learning-centered academic program that develops intellectual capacity and practical skills, is committed to excellence, experiential learning, and to the development of innovative professionals capable of adapting dynamic environments, using the Greater Los Angeles area as a laboratory.

We promote appreciation of, and advocacy for, the benefits of play, leisure and recreation across the lifespan for all CSU Northridge students by offering a variety of general education courses.

We provide a challenging, student centered education to prepare professionals with a commitment to enhancing the quality of human life through recreation, leisure and play. We value each student as a unique individual and work in partnership with the community to match student strengths and interests in field placements where classroom theory comes to life.

More from Dr. Mechelle Best, Department Chair

Featured News

CSUN Forms Public-Private Partnership to Develop On-Campus Hotel and Restaurant

August 16, 2017

CSUN hotel blueprint

Now serving nearly 40,000 students and with thousands of visitors coming to campus each year, California State University, Northridge officials saw a clear need to develop a hotel to serve the campus and surrounding community. 

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Alumni Park Rangers Return to CSUN

August 16, 2017

CSUN Alumni - Mr Cliff Spencer

Their “offices” are located among the mountains of coastal California, the towering sequoias of the Sierra Nevadas, the cliff dwellings of Colorado’s ancient native tribes and the historic ranchland of Montana.  Read more