Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) enhances the quality of life for everyone through national parks, aquatic centers, natural areas, professional sports teams and tourism opportunities. The interaction of people, resources, leadership and activities join together to form the basis for one of our major industries leisure.
Statement from the Chair
PRT Chair, Dr. David Vaught engaged in conversation with PRT students at the annual SNR Barbeque event.
Nationally Accredited Curriculum
Through a nationally accredited curriculum, you will learn how to design, promote and evaluate quality recreation experiences for diverse audiences. From personal fitness to small businesses or large corporations, the value and benefits of recreation and leisure opportunities are endless.
PRT Mission, Vision, Values and Philosophy (Word)
Please note within the link above are two important points of information:
- Required Learning Objectives
- Degree Mills
Select a career option in leisure service management, natural resources recreation management, sport management, or travel and tourism. Classroom learning integrated with applied research and internship experiences is a leader in technology infusion.
The experience gained through coursework and internships proves invaluable. The opportunity to put classroom skills to the test is available for all PRT students through the internship program. You will spend at least 12 weeks experiencing hands-on training in your area of interest in agencies throughout the world. PRT provides you with the necessary management, planning, budgeting and programming skills needed for success.