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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Students entering the Minor program in Park, Recreation & Tourism Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
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.
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2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
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