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The Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management Option of Penn State’s RPTM major is tailor made for students whose professional aspirations include managing recreation and tourism venues and programs.

To help you develop a well-rounded view of the business of recreation and tourism, this option includes a diverse variety of courses related to tourism, marketing, event planning, and management.

As a graduate, you’ll be well equipped to assess social, environmental, political, and economic benefits and demerits of tourism development; develop a comprehensive recreation and tourism business plan; and create strategic management decisions for non-profit and for-profit recreation/tourism organizations. And you’ll be well prepared for a career in managing resorts, theme parks, or convention centers; improving the quality of life of others through a position in the tourism industry; or working for the government or for a nonprofit agency.


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