Welcome to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism. We offer three academic concentrations:

RCPT in the News

  1. Recreation, Parks and Tourism faculty member earns prestigious award »


    The Resort and Commercial Recreation Association has presented its 2016 Outstanding Professor Award to Radford University Assistant Professor Josh Carroll.

  2. Domo arigato, Dr. Wagstaff »


    Mark Wagstaff has blazed a trail in outdoor leadership education in Japan.

  3. Wilderness Institute builds strong bonds between students and nature »


    Whittington, an associate professor in RU's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, runs the department's Wilderness Institute, an intense four-week outdoor training course

Radford University students immersed in New River course

By Robby Korth robby.korth@roanoke.com 381-1679 | Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:00 am

RADFORD — Going to class was a little different for six Radford University students last week. Rather than meet up in classrooms on campus they learned lessons from canoes on the New River as part of an immersive program: Radford’s Semester on the New. Read More

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