Recreation & Tourism Management

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Recreation & Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science

The Recreation & Tourism Management program at FSU Panama City provides the tools you need to create an experience of a lifetime. Learn to manage facilities, programs and services that enrich people’s lives through high-quality and memorable leisure time experiences. Required coursework provides an overview of event planning, research, facility maintenance and leadership. Field work experience and a one-semester internship put your organization skills, initiative and energy to use, allowing you to work with people from diverse backgrounds to plan events or manage activities for tourism destinations or recreation facilities.

“I never expected or anticipated being in my position, but I am glad I took the right chances and pursued this field.” - Lillian Walton

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RTE, Class of 2014

This is a service-oriented career in which professionals work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and those with special needs. There is a growing need for qualified professionals to manage programs, facilities, and services in various agencies and businesses.

The RTE program offers organization, marketing and management skills suitable for a career in public recreation, nonprofits, armed forces recreation, private clubs, resorts and event divisions, colleges and universities, sports organizations, tourism agencies, and retirement communities.

What can I expect from the Recreation & Tourism Management Program?

The Recreation and Tourism Management program offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Professionals in this field manage facilities, programs, and events that enrich people’s lives though high quality and memorable leisure time experiences. 

Requirements & Coursework

What degrees or certifications are offered in this program?

Bachelor of Science

Representative Employers
National and state recreation and park agencies, nonprofit community organizations, commercial recreation businesses, visitor and convention bureau, employee recreation programs, armed forces recreation, private clubs, resorts, colleges and universities, camps, tourism agencies, retirement communities, recreation/fishing product suppliers, equestrian centers, and commercial marinas.

What types of careers could this program prepare me for?

Recreation Director, Special Events Manager, Guest Services Director, Sports Supervisor, Cultural Arts Supervisor, Recreation Program Director, Recreation Supervisor, Campus Recreation Director, Facility Manager, Resort Activities Director, Aquatic Supervisor, Tour Director, Conventions Coordinator.