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Park, Recreation & Tourism Management (Minor)

The Minor in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management prepares students for careers within public, nonprofit and commercial park, recreation and tourism agencies. Possible settings include hotels, municipal parks and recreation departments, outdoor outfitters and event planning organizations.

Park, Recreation & Tourism Management (Minor)


Description


What is Park, Recreation & Tourism Management at ODU like?

The Minor in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management prepares students for careers within public, nonprofit and commercial park, recreation and tourism agencies. Possible settings include hotels, municipal parks and recreation departments, outdoor outfitters and event planning organizations.

Program Highlights


What makes Park, Recreation & Tourism Management at ODU unique?

  • Service learning opportunities in the local community, such as Family Diabetes Camp and the Virginia International Tattoo Festival

  • Opportunities for additional professional certifications from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute or Wilderness Medical Associates International

Courses


What are some courses offered in Park, Recreation & Tourism Management at ODU?

PRTS 251:
Introduction to Park and Recreation Management


This introductory course addresses all of the essential topics that professionals within park and recreation management must know, including: program planning and evaluation, decision making, facility management, human resources, marketing, budgeting and financial planning, and policy making.

PRTS 271:
Introduction to Tourism Management


This course is designed to present an introduction to the development of the tourism |airline, cruise, rail, and hotel) industry. Emphasis is placed on historical and technological development, the different components of the industry, and career opportunities in tourism.

PRTS 405:
Outdoor Recreation


This course is designed to increase knowledge, skills, techniques, policies and procedures related to outdoor recreation. Students are required to participate in outdoor recreation experiences through the Outdoor Adventure Program and on their own. Additional weekends and fees will be required for professional certifications (e.g., Professional Climbers Instructors' Association). Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Park, Recreation & Tourism Management at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Park, Recreation & Tourism Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Contact


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Lindsay Usher


Location:

2019 STUDENT RECREATION CTR, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-7056


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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