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Parks Recreation and Tourism Management

pokemon go

Oct 31, 2017

What Motivates College Students to Play Pokémon Go?

Playing Pokémon Go gets students moving, including those who aren't gamers. Public health experts and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management researchers in the College of Natural Resources say that's a good thing.

earth observation

Oct 24, 2017

NSF Grant Funds Smart City Research to Tackle Regional Problems with Serious Games

With NSF funding, a research team led by Center for Geospatial Analytics director Ross Meentemeyer will unite four universities in the Triangle and regional stakeholders to develop a serious game for stormwater management.

Paige Canfield game day experience

Oct 23, 2017

Student Spotlight: Sarah Bowman

Sport Management major Sarah Bowman recently interned at Raleigh Orthopaedic Athletic Performance Center, a sports physical therapy center in Cary, N.C.


Oct 12, 2017

Study: Walkable Neighborhoods Linked with More Active Older Adults 

New Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management research explores ways to build neighborhoods where older adults can stay active and age in place.

Hannah Foederer at the Holly Springs Salamanders

Oct 6, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hannah Foederer

Sport Management major Hannah Foederer is a Marketing Intern with the Holly Springs Salamanders, a Coastal Plain League baseball team for college athletes

Micah Dobson

May 12, 2017

Online Program Prepares Graduating Student for Career in Parks and Rec

Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management graduate Micah Dobson will put his new Master's Degree to good use through leisure advocacy and his continued role as the recreation coordinator for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.


Jan 7, 2016

Start-Up Connects Micro-Entrepreneurs With Tourists

Researchers at NC State University say they’ve created a way for the public to easily find and connect with these smallest of small business owners, who often not only serve as experts at their crafts but are also top-notch tour guides in their community.

Lake Raleigh

Nov 13, 2015

Why a Trip to the Park Is Good For Your Health

Parks have important social and community development benefit -- they make urban neighborhoods more livable and increase people’s sense of community.