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The Recreation and Tourism Management (RTM) program embraces all facets of the leisure service delivery industry and prepares students for rewarding and exciting careers in the tourism industry; commercial destination attractions, entertainment, and service businesses; regional and community based sport and recreation agencies; the national and state park systems; natural and cultural resource management, education, and preservation organizations; non-profit organizations; youth serving agencies; and in recreation therapy with hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and local parks and recreation agencies.

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
  • Camps & Recreation Centers
  • Hospitals/ Medical Centers
  • Clinics
  • Substance Abuse Units
  • Community Centers
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Fitness Clubs
  • Resort Hotels
  • Child and Adult Day Care Facilities
  • Cruise Lines
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Parks


Occupational Opportunities
  • Recreation Leader
  • Adventure/Outdoor Education
  • Recreational Therapist/Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Aquatics Specialist
  • Nature Interpreter
  • Tour Guides
  • Camp Director
  • Leisure Time Specialist
  • Recreation Specialist
  • State Tourism Coordinator
  • Hotel Guest Services Manager
  • Visitor’s Bureau Director
  • Corporate Travel Director
  • Cruise Ship Director
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Recreation Park Coordinator
  • Outdoor Education Instructor
  • Facility Manager
  • Community Support Coordinator


Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
National Recreation and Park Association Recreation Student Association
American Camping Association
American Association for Leisure and Recreation
Salary Information

Last updated: 8/2/2019