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Tourism, Recreation, & Sport, B.A.

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Tourism, Recreation and Sport, B.A. Program Overview
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Learn To

Create a professional marketing plan for local recreation, sport and/or tourism business or organization.

Differentiate among the principles and practices of safety, emergency, and risk management in recreation, sport and tourism industries.

Analyze principles and procedures related to the operation and care of leisure service resources, areas and facilities.

Describe historical, scientific, and philosophical history of the leisure service profession.

Deliver effective oral presentations.

Plan and implement recreation programs.

Prepare an operating budget.

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Manage employees and for planning, marketing, coordinating and administering hotel services such as catering and accommodation facilities. (Source)

Oversees the design, set-up, and execution of events that bring people together. (Source)

Responsible for administrative oversight of Campus Recreation and provides leadership and direction in support of the mission, vision, and goals of the department.

Directs and manages all parks, recreation, building & grounds, golf programs, youth activities, park reservations, and municipal sports programming.

Provides services to passengers on cruise ships. Besides assisting in the operation of the ship, they may serve food and drinks, maintain cabins and public areas, lead shipboard activities, and provide entertainment. (Source)

Directs athletic programs and activities.

Accompanies groups of visitors to tourist attractions, whether on day trips or longer visits, and give them information and insights that help them make the most of the experience. (Source)

Encourage recreational and sporting activities in various settings such as schools, parks, and youth centers.