Online Sustainable Tourism Graduate Certificate
Tourism is an enduringly popular industry. However, its effects on the communities that travelers visit face increased scrutiny. Earning a graduate-level sustainable tourism certificate empowers you to identify, analyze and address issues related to environmental impact and social equality, while keeping economic viability in mind.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 6
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 18
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Why earn a sustainable tourism certificate?
A sustainable tourism certification affirms your knowledge and capabilities in the travel sector. It shows that you can:
- Balance the need for profit with the importance of sustainability.
- Craft equitable, environmentally-conscious responses to issues and opportunities in the travel industry.
- Take all stakeholders into account when making decisions.
Travelers, communities and businesses are paying more attention to sustainability, as are government agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Demand for sustainable tourism will likely continue to increase, leading to growing opportunities for qualified professionals.
Will this program allow me to establish an eco-certified business?
Knowledge built through ecotourism programs can support you in opening an eco-certified business. A deep understanding of the many factors at play is especially valuable when working toward a sustainable tourism certification.
However, this educational opportunity is not a sustainable tourism eco-certification program. Those certifications come from organizations that review plans and activities related to sustainability. These groups confirm that a business meets their guidelines before providing certification.
Sustainable tourism graduate certificate courses
The curriculum for the sustainable tourism certificate was built from the ground up. That means it only includes classes designed to address key issues in this unique field. Featured courses include:
Sustainable Thinking in Tourism I
Sustainable Thinking in Tourism II
Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management I
Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management II
Managing the Sustainable Tourism Business
Sustainable Food Management in Tourism
What can I do with a sustainable tourism certificate?
Many graduates use their sustainable tourism certificate to advance their current path in the travel industry. With the skills learned through this certificate, you can also enter the tourism industry with a focus on sustainability. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the graduate certificate program in sustainable tourism must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
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