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Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

University of Utah

48 months
Duration
25284 USD/year
25284 USD/year
8042 USD/year
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About

The field of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism degree offered by the University of Utah is concerned with providing healthy, fulfilling, and sustainable outdoor leisure and tourism opportunities to people of all backgrounds. Specialists in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism field manage and maintain these resources and environments, ensuring that the public can safely enjoy the great outdoors. 

Overview

With the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) program at the University of Utah, you will be prepared to pursue a wide array of fields concerned with social, environmental, and economic aspects of society. Students pursuing the major may choose one of three emphasis areas: Commercial, Community, & Sport Management, Outdoor Recreation Studies, and Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management. Regardless of emphasis area, the programcurriculum offers you the opportunity to study leisure theory and research, as well as applied topics related to the park, recreation, and tourism profession. Example course topics include leisure services management, natural resources, recreation planning and management, therapeutic recreation, experiential education, and sport management.

The Student Experience

Students seeking degree enrichment opportunities can complete an undergraduate research project or internship, learning valuable career skills while still in school. If you want to get involved in your program, the department has a number of student clubs and organizations: consider joining the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), or one of the many other area groups. For example, the Outdoor Adventure (OA) program allows student volunteers to lead and manage outdoor and day trips for fellow U students. Activities include skiing, canyoneering, camping, and others. OA also offers equipment rentals for all of your outdoor recreation needs.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers as parks and recreation managers, tour guides, park rangers, coaches, scouts, travel agents, and outdoor adventure specialists. Alumni have found work as conservation coordinators, recreation therapists, guides, managers at outdoor recreation companies, and ski patrollers and instructors at Utah resorts. If you wish to travel to other parts of the U.S., take your talents to the parks and recreation facilities that span the country as an employee of the National Park Service or United States Forest Service. With additional education, students can also find employment in higher education and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Writing: Academic Writing and Research
  • Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning
  • College Algebra 
  • Foundations of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Professional Preparation in Parks, Recreation and Tourism 
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management 
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism Experiences and Service Marketing 
  • Leisure Behavior and Human Diversity 
  • Recreation Programming and Leadership
  • Program and Service Evaluation in Parks, Recreation and Tourism 
  • Financial Management in Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Computer Essentials 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

122 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete The Online Application
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Send Your Transcripts
  • Send Your Test Scores
  • Track Your Application Status

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12642 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    25284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12642 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4021 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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