Runners in a park - Parks Recreation and Tourism Management NC State University

Transforming Health and Wellness

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management prepares our students to be the next generation of leaders who will find sustainable solutions that make our communities stronger.

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


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.

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