Recreation and Tourism Management

  • sunset over the ocean, distant shot of Lake Powell

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • Goblin Valley, Yellowstone Forest in the winter

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • teams of two rowing boats with onlookers cheering

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

Undergraduate Degree Program

Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management

The Department offers Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism Hospitality and Recreation Management. Course work includes experiential learning and professional internships that put students in touch with the community and professional setting. With the guidance of an experienced student-centered faculty advisor, students choose electives tailored to their personal career objectives with a wide array of emerging human service career paths in areas of focus such as:

  • Tourism Management
  • Event Planning/Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Recreational Sports Management
  • Community Recreation Play Facilitation
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Employee Services
  • Outdoor Recreation

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking including analysis, synthesis and application in the fields of recreation, play, leisure, parks, hospitality and/or tourism through a variety of pedagogies.
  • Students will practice and self-assess progress toward mastery of the standards and competencies of appropriate accrediting bodies through continual self-assessment and portfolio development.
  • Students will demonstrate application and integration of theoretical knowledge in a practical setting through a minimum of 400 hours of professional internship in preparation for pursuing employment.
  • Students will demonstrate an increase in Emotional Intelligence while pursuing their degree objectives.


The Department of Recreation and Tourism Management is accredited through the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). Detailed information on the accreditation standards met and data demonstrating our achievement of standards is available at this link:

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