Parks, Recreation and Tourism Undergraduate Program
Whether it's summer camp for the kids, an exclusive resort getaway for Mom and Dad, or a vacation for the entire family, the demand for high-quality, well-managed recreation facilities and programs continues to grow worldwide.
If you're interested in learning how to design, promote, operate and evaluate quality recreation experiences to meet diverse consumer demands, then consider a career in parks, recreation and tourism.
The Parks, Recreation and Tourism program offers emphasis areas in:
A bachelor of science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the School of Natural Resources will provide you with all of the skills you will need to succeed in a wide variety of PRT careers.
PRT students attending the St. Louis Rams Sports and Entertainment Career Fair
PRT students at the Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs
You can individualize your degree program by choosing from three emphasis areas - Leisure Service Management, Natural Resources Recreation Management, or Sport Management РІР‚вЂњ that prepare you for the career field that most interests you. Some careers and/or companies you might consider include:
|Leisure Service Management
|Golf Course Manager
||Non for Profits (YMCA)
|Resort Recreation Specialist
||Military Recreation (MWR)
|Playground Sales Manager
||Race Management (5k's)
|Campus Recreation Director
|Natural Resources Recreation Management
||National Park Service
||US Forest Service
|Outdoor Skills Specialist
||US Army Corps of Engineers
||Local parks and Recreation Departments
||Sporting Goods Corps.
|Public Relations Manager
|Ticket Office Manager
||Conventions and Visitors Bureau
||State Tourism Agency
||Private Group Tour Companies
|Hotel General Manager
PRT student Erika Lorenz at Mizzou Network.
PRT student Patrick Logel at Chesterfield Parks and Recreation.
As a leisure service management, natural resources recreation management, or sport management student, your chances to gain real-world field experience through internship are almost limitless.
Each PRT student completes a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks in a professional capstone internship prior to graduation. This hands-on training allows you to apply the lessons of your academic curriculum to professional practice. Often, this experience is a key link to future career opportunities.
MU PRT students have completed internships with a wide variety of local, state, and federal agencies; private and nonprofit foundations; resort and convention sites; professional sport organizations.
For more information on the capstone internship please visit: PRT 4940: Parks Recreation and Tourism Internship
Students may also complete an experience internship for professional elective credit in semesters prior to the capstone internship. The experience internships can be completed for 1-3 credit(s). Those wishing to utilize the experience internship course will need to contact their advisor or the internship coordinator.
To find out about internship openings, follow: @MUinternshipPRT