Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Vision Statement

The mission of Recreation, Parks and Tourism (RCPT) is to develop effective leisure service professionals in the areas of leadership, scholarship and service.

Mission Statement

The philosophy of RCPT is to academically engage students through diverse learning opportunities with an emphasis on experiential learning. This approach specifically targets the development of professional competences in the areas of:

  1. Foundational knowledge
  2. Program leadership
  3. Administrative and management functions
  4. Professional skills and behavior

Emphasis is placed on developing the students’ critical thinking skills as the foundation for competency development. The ultimate goal is to produce effective leisure service professionals who are able to address the diverse challenges faced by contemporary society.

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