Careers in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

In the Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management undergraduate program, you will gain a deep understanding of the role recreation programs, tourism, development, and natural resources has on individual and community health and well-being.

The program aims to help students prepare for a wide array leadership roles that can help organizations succeed.

Travel and Tourism

Graduates of the program find themselves working in a number of positions in destination marketing organizations, resorts, theme parks, as well as government and non-profit agencies, providing people amazing travel experiences and tourism opportunities.

  • Resort Activity Director
  • General Manager
  • Travel Planner
  • Municipal Recreation Director
  • Armed Forces Recreation

Event and Facility Management

If you like managing facilities and planning events a degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management may be appropriate for you. Successful graduates find careers with special event companies, non-profit organizations, and schools, colleges, and universities.

  • Event Planner
  • Arena Manager
  • Intramural Sports Director
  • Amusement Park Operations

Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education

If you are interested in working in an outdoor setting you should consider a career in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. Successful graduates pursue careers with national and state parks, historical sites, campgrounds, park and land management agencies, adventure and team building organizations, and environmental centers.

  • Environmental Educator
  • Adventure Guide
  • Park Ranger
  • Program Director
  • Park Designer

Golf Industry

If golf is your passion, make it your career. With a degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, you can find a career with golf courses, golf tours, golf equipment companies, country clubs, and golf resorts.

  • Assistant Golf Professional
  • Golf Industry Executive
  • Teaching Professional
  • Sales Representative
  • Tournament Director