Online Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Recreation Management
Travel and tourism are some of the largest industries and employers in the world. Earning a recreation and tourism management degree prepares you to take on key leadership roles in leisure enterprises related to travel, sports and recreation. You will build valuable management abilities and learn how they apply to this unique field.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is recreation and tourism management?
At its core, recreation and tourism management is about providing enjoyable and enriching experiences in a variety of settings. Professionals in this field also play critical roles in ensuring the stability and cost-effectiveness of the programs they manage. At the same time, they make a positive difference in people’s lives and enhance the communities they work in, doing so in a manageable and cost-conscious manner.
Economic and social development is a key focus of the recreation management degree. Sports programs, community festivals and many other events offer financial and educational opportunities in the areas they serve. Effective planning and management can help extend these advantages and make them more accessible to all interested community members and stakeholders.
What can I do with a recreation and tourism management degree?
Foundational management knowledge is a key area of focus for this recreation and tourism management degree, as is the strategy of planning events, classes, sports leagues and similar activities. You will learn about the science of effectively delivering leisure services to benefit a variety of audiences and interests within a wide range of settings.
As a student, you can specialize in one of the following areas to help support your personal career path after graduation:
Will my recreation and tourism management degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Recreation and tourism management degree courses
The recreation management degree offers you focused learning opportunities to gain tourism and recreation experience. You will learn about standard management principles and how they apply to recreation and tourism, as well as build more specialized knowledge and abilities. Featured courses include:
TDM 205: Introduction to Travel and Tourism (G)
PRM 120: Leisure and the Quality of Life (SB)
PRM 210: Leisure Delivery Systems
PRM 203: Program Planning
CRD 302: Inclusive Community Development (SB & C)
PRM 380: Wilderness and Parks in America (SB & H)
CRD 350: Tourism, Recreation and Sports Marketing
PRM 310: Volunteer Management
Tourism and recreation management degree jobs
A tourism management degree can be your first step toward a variety of roles related to travel, tourism, recreation and sports. Graduates often draw on their area of specialization as they select a professional path. Opportunities exist locally, nationally and abroad in businesses, governments and nonprofits. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Recreation and tourism management degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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