With an internationally recognized faculty, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is committed to being a leader in research. Our faculty’s academic experience, diverse expertise and creative insights not only lead to healthier, more sustainable communities but also serve as a world-class environment for students interested in gaining both theoretical and practical experience in their chosen fields.
We work to foster positive tourism development that conserves natural resources, promotes socio-cultural integrity and stimulates economic development.
Geoanalytics for People, Places and Nature
We use spatial modeling and visualization tools to examine the role that space and time play in the management of outdoor spaces and the creation of recreational opportunities.
Environmental Education and Communication
We aim to ensure everyday people understand the science behind complex environmental challenges so they can make better choices and help work toward solutions.
We examine global connections between recreation, conservation, human health and quality of life.
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Sep 11, 2020
5 Unique Paths in the Golf Management Industry
We interviewed five PGA Golf Management alumni to learn about their careers in the golf industry.
Sep 4, 2020
Tee Time: A Conversation with an Assistant Golf Professional
Parker Antis, now at Hope Valley Country Club, shares his experiences as a professional golf management alumnus.