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The Recreation and Tourism Management (RTM) program embraces all facets of the leisure service delivery system and prepares students for rewarding careers that promote individual and community well-being. Our graduates are employed by a wide range of public, private, and non-profit entities including tourism and destination management enterprises, community based recreation and sport organizations, and federal, state, and local park agencies. The curriculum is characterized by experiential learning opportunities including a 480-600 hour internship that students complete in their final semester. The program has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) since 1983, and is the only one of its type in the state of Georgia.

General Information
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
GPA Requirement 2.0
Department Website School of Human Ecology
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Science in Recreation
Possible Employment Settings
  • Airlines
  • Adult Care Facilities
  • Adaptive Recreation Programs
  • Camps & Recreation Centers
  • Campus Recreation 
  • Childcare Facilities
  • Community Centers
  • Conservation Areas
  • Convention Centers
  • Cruise Lines
  • Educational Institutions
  • Federal, State & Local Parks
  • Fitness Centers
  • Government Agencies
  • Guides Services & Outfitters
  • Military MWR Programs
  • Visitors Bureaus
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Resort Hotels
  • Zoos & Aquariums
  • Wilderness Treatment Programs
Occupational Opportunities
  • Adventure Travel Guide
  • Aquatics Director
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Coordinator
  • Camp Director
  • Campus Recreation Director
  • Conservation Law Enforcement
  • Corporate Travel Director
  • Cruise Ship Activities Director
  • Environmental Educator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Game Warden
  • Flight Attendant
  • Hotel Guest Services Manager
  • Leisure Educator
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Park Ranger
  • Park Interpreter
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • State Tourism Coordinator
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Visitor’s Bureau Director
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Wildlife Educator
Professional and Student Organizations
Salary Information

Last updated: 5/27/2020