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

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    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

Undergraduate Program Curriculum

Curriculum Requirement

To ensure a smooth transition from semester to semester, it is required that you meet with a faculty advisor each semester prior to registration. Faculty advisors are available for one-on-one personalized advising. After your initial advisement session, you may choose to work with any of the following full-time faculty in the department:

Core Courses (36 units)

CourseTitleUnits
RTM 278Recreation & Leisure in Contemporary Society
3
RTM 202/LPlanning Programs & Events for the Recreational Experience
2/1
RTM 204Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation & Special Population
3
RTM 300Recreation & Community Development
3
RTM 302Dynamics of Leadership in Recreation and Human Services
3
RTM 303Promotion of the Recreation Experience
3
RTM 304Entrepreneurial Ventures in Recreation & Human Services
3
RTM 402Models of Play, Recreation & Leisure
3
RTM 403Evaluation Research in Recreation & Human Services
3
RTM 490Challenges in Leisure Services Seminar (Capstone Course)
3
RTM 494-1/2Senior Internship (Capstone Course)
3/3
 
Total
36

Elective Courses (24 units at a minimum)

CourseTitleUnits
 Select at least 18 elective units from the following 
RTM 251Recreation and the Natural Environment
3
RTM 280Organizing Campus Recreation and Sport
3
RTM 305Dynamics of Early Childhood Play
3
RTM 310/LDynamics of Early Childhood and the Human Relations and Lab
3
RTM 314Leisure Aspects of the Hospitality Industry
3
RTM 330Women, Leisure and Ethnicity in the U.S
3
RTM 351Practices of Outdoor and Environmental Education
3
RTM 352Play and Human Potential (Also UDGE)
3
RTM 353/LLiterature of the Wilderness Experience
3
RTM 405Play and Exceptional Child
3
RTM 406/LEnhancing Childhood Activity
3
RTM 414Food and Beverage Management
3
RTM 415Leisure and Aging
3
RTM 424Meeting and Convention Management
3
RTM 434Accommodation Management
3
RTM 444Nonprofit Orgs and Fund Dev in Leisure/Human Svcs
3
RTM 452/LOutdoor Recreation Leadership and Lab
3
RTM 480Recreational Tourism
3
RTM 481Principles of Sustainable Tourism
3
 Up to 4 elective units may be selected from the following 
RTM 151 ABackpacking
2
RTM 151 BRockclimbing and Mountaineering
2
RTM 151 CWinter Mountaineering
2
RTM 151 DFlatwater Boating
2
RTM 151 EWhitewater Boating
2
RTM 151 FSurvival
2
RTM 151 GChallenge/Rope Course
2
RTM 151 HCaving
2
RTM 265Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
2
RTM 267/LSailing
2
 Up to 3 elective units may be selected from the following 
RTM 398 ASupervised Indiv. Project
1
RTM 498 AField Asgn and Report
1
RTM 498 BField Asgn and Report
2
RTM 499 A-CIndependent Study
1/2/3

Note: Up to 6 elective units may be selected in career-related courses outside the department subject to the approval of a Departmental Advisor.

Required:

  • Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam
  • American Red Cross First Aid Certification
  • American Red Cross C.P.R. Certification