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Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation

The RTTR undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for professional leadership roles in a variety of public, commercial, clinical, community, and natural-resource settings where recreational and/or therapeutic recreation services are offered. Within the program, students may select the Recreation and Tourism (RT) Major and/or the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Major. Various career opportunities are available to graduates of both these options.

Specialty areas include: Commercial Recreation, Nature-Based Tourism, Inclusive Recreation and Community/Nonprofit Recreation

Recreation and Tourism graduates are qualified to obtain entry-level positions in the following settings:

  • Nonprofit or voluntary agencies (e.g., YMCA-YWCA, Scouts)
  • Private settings that require memberships (e.g., golf or tennis clubs)
  • Military recreation - Commercial or "for-profit" agencies (e.g., theme parks, fitness centers)
  • Public, corporate, campus or correctional recreation
  • Adventure-based outdoor programs and adventure travel/outfitting companies
  • Federal programs (e.g., U.S. Forest Service, National Parks Service, Bureau of Land Management)

Course Catalog for Recreation and Tourism.

Students who graduate with the Therapeutic Recreation Major are qualified to sit for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) examination. Graduates in the therapeutic recreation major are qualified to obtain entry-level positions in the following settings: 

  •  ­Special rehabilitation centers for persons with physical disabilities
  • Community recreation programs
  • Mental health facilities that treat a variety of psychological impairments
  • Nursing homes and retirement centers
  • Residential centers that care for persons with developmental disabilities
  • Schools, half-way houses, or correctional institutions

Course Catalog for Therapeutic Recreation.

This is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the RTTR Department. While a minor is not required for the RTTR programs, many students elect to complete both tracks and/or add an additional minor such as adventure tourism or wellness coaching.

Course Catalog for Adventure Tourism.