Tourism, Recreation and Sport, B.A. / Applied Gerontology, M.S.

The purpose of the combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Tourism, Recreation and Sport and Master of Science degree in Applied Gerontology is to offer an accelerated path toward a Master of Science degree that prepares graduates with knowledge, skills, and competencies related to the leisure industry and gerontology. These educational experiences prepare graduates to serve as qualified professionals providing leisure opportunities and experiences for individuals of all ages and from all walks of life to enhance their overall health, well-being and quality of life.  Furthermore, student outcomes emphasize critical thinking and evidence-based practices as means of assisting older adult and organizations that serve them in reaching their goals and maximizing quality of life for older adults.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Tina Newsham

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  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    All students wishing to be admitted into the combined program must

    1. Be Exercise Science majors with ≥ 75 credits of undergraduate courses
    2. Have a GPA of ≥ 3.0
    3. Provide the name and email addresses of two full-time Tourism, Recreation and Sport professors/lecturers who are familiar with the student’s academic performance in 300-/400-level classes and practical experience(s)
    4. Apply to the Master of Science degree program in Applied Gerontology.
  • Course Details and Requirements

    Course Details and Requirements

    To view the course details and requirements for the Tourism, Recreation and Sport, B.S. / Applied Gerontology M.S., please visit the course catalogue.