Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation at Winona State University
With nearly 210 Recreation studies programs across the nation, Winona State University's RTTR program was ranked 13th for best value bachelor’s degree in parks, recreation, and leisure.
This complements Winona State’s other awards:
- “America’s 100 Best College Buys”- for 19 consecutive years (Institutional Research and Evaluation)
- “Best in the Midwest” – for 11 consecutive years (The Princeton Review)
- WSU Ranks Third in Minnesota (U.S. News)
As a Recreation professional you can use your skills to help people with disabilities recover, create programs for children, plan events for major corporations or manage a hotel in another part of the world.
- Recreation Jobs - Employment of recreation workers is projected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As more emphasis is placed on the importance of lifelong well-being, more recreation workers will be needed to work with children and adults in a variety of settings. (Bureau of Labor Statistics - Recreation)
- Therapeutic Recreation Jobs - Employment of recreational therapists is projected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom generation ages, they will need recreational therapists to help treat age-related injuries and illnesses and to help them maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. (Bureau of Labor Statistics - Therapeutic Recreation)
- Tourism - Wage data from BLS show that tourism marketing managers had a median annual wage of $110,030, or a median hourly wage of about $53, in May 2009, although anecdotal sources suggest that destination marketing managers may earn less than this amount.
For more information about Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation see our website, Facebook or visit us in Memorial Hall to talk with RTTR's faculty.
Roger Riley, PhD