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Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management Minor

University Park, College of Health and Human Development (RPTM)

Contact: Deb Houser,, 814-863-8989

The minor in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management provides an introduction to recreation/leisure services, and emphasizes professional skills essential for successful delivery of these services. Examples of settings offering recreation/leisure services include resorts, theme parks, convention centers, sports and fitness facilities, private corporations, nonprofit agencies, governmental agencies (municipal, state, and federal levels), armed services, colleges and universities, correctional facilities, camps, public parks, nature centers, hospitals and other health care agencies.

Students who minor in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management gain knowledge and competencies in recreation leadership, program development and implementation, and administration of recreation services. In addition, students explore the relevance of recreation and leisure in their own lives. Support courses enable the student to focus on specialized services, such as commercial recreation and tourism, community recreation, park management, environmental interpretation, or therapeutic recreation.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


RPTM 101(2), RPTM 120 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
RPTM 236(3), RPTM 356(3), RPTM 410(3) (Sem: 3-6)

Select 6 credits three of which must be from 400-level RPTM courses (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-06-123A

Review Date: 02/25/05



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