Studies continuously show the physical and mental benefits of green spaces, sports participation and community experiences. Our faculty and graduates are dedicated to finding sustainable solutions that make our communities better places to live and explore.
Dr. Michael Kanters, Interim Department Head
Our students enjoy close relationship with faculty as they earn a practical education that combines theory and classroom instruction with hands-on experiences and real-world research.
Working side-by-side with world class faculty and industry leaders, our graduate students gain the knowledge to become faculty members, researchers, policymakers and professionals.
A Leader in Outdoor Recreation
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management received the National Recreation Resource Leadership Award from the Society of Outdoor Professionals.Learn about what sets us apart
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Nov 23, 2020
Graduation to Vocation: Enhancing Tourism in Latin America
Jonathan Rosales Hernandez will pursue a master’s degree in tourism so he can help struggling communities.
Nov 10, 2020
Alumni Profile: Diquan Edmonds is Working to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation
Diquan hopes to see traditionally underserved communities reconnect with the outdoors.
Nov 11, 2020
Noise and Light Pollution Impact Songbird Reproduction
Noise and light pollution increases were linked to changes in factors important to songbird reproduction, researchers found in a new study.
Nov 6, 2020
Sport and the Environment: What is the Connection?
Sport can negatively impact the environment, something teams and colleges across the country are working to remedy.