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Bachelor of Arts: Recreation, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management

Graduates of this program are prepared for management positions in a diversity of recreation, sport and tourism settings and for graduate study. The curriculum is based not only on classroom experience but with significant experiential education. Graduates find career opportunities in settings such as hotels, resorts, theme parks, convention and visitor centers, private recreation clubs, non-profit organizations, municipal parks and recreation departments, cruise ships, and meeting and event planning. The degree program is accredited with the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

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All majors take classes in a core curriculum that includes both a practicum and a semester-long internship. Students then select at least one option area that offers specialized classes in either Public/NonProfit Recreation, Recreational Sports Leadership or Tourism and Commercial Recreation.The faculty is also actively involved in offering summer study abroad courses to enhance student understanding and skill sets in order to grow as global citizens.

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