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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.

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.

PRT Chair, Dr. David Vaught engaged in conversation with PRT students at the annual SNR Barbeque event.
 
PRT Program Coordinator, 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)

Accreditation (Word)

Degree Mills

Important Information Regarding Degree Mills

Please watch this important video regarding degree and accreditation mills. According to CHEA, "Degree mills and accreditation mills mislead and harm. In the United States, degrees and certificates from mills may not be acknowledged by other institutions when students seek to transfer or go to graduate school. Employers may not acknowledge degrees and certificates from degree mills when providing tuition assistance for continuing education. "Accreditation" from an accreditation mill can mislead students and the public about the quality of an institution. In the presence of degree mills and accreditation mills, students may spend a good deal of money and receive neither an education nor a useable credential." Read more on CHEA's website.

Hands-On Training

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.

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