Online Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Recreation Management
Through Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in tourism and recreation management, you’ll gain the skills needed to improve and diversify economies through tourism development and marketing. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take on key leadership roles in leisure enterprises related to travel, sports and recreation.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Prepare for careers in tourism and recreation management
The travel and tourism industry is the largest industry and employer in the world. Along with recreation, sports and other leisure-oriented enterprises, there is significant employment potential for graduates with opportunities in most communities or regions.
With a tourism and recreation management degree, you can pursue many relevant roles in the public, private and nonprofit sectors at resorts, convention and visitor bureaus, sports enterprises or commercial recreation businesses. You’ll also be prepared to work as a tour operator, event planner, recreation coordinator or travel agent.
What you’ll learn in this bachelor’s program
Foundational management knowledge is a key area of focus in this program, as well as the strategy of planning events, classes, sports leagues and similar activities. You’ll learn about the science of effectively delivering leisure services to benefit a variety of audiences and interests within a wide range of settings. You’ll also gain a variety of transferable skills, including the ability to speak effectively, listen attentively, facilitate group discussion, identify problems, develop evaluation strategies, manage groups and promote change.
Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following areas to support your personal career path after graduation:
Tourism and recreation management courses
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
CRD 401: Managing Tourism and Leisure Enterprises
The jobs in tourism and recreation management you’ll be prepared for
A tourism and recreation 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 aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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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