Professional Event Manager - Certificate

The Professional Event Manager Certificate (PEMC), offered by the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, is designed to provide students with an understanding of and the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate festivals, fairs and special events in a variety of governmental, not-for-profit and commercial settings. This certificate is open to all majors.

RPTS 304Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies3
or RPTS 423   or Tourism Management 
RPTS 311Planning and Implementation of Events and Programs3
RPTS 320Event Management and Operations I3
RPTS 321Event Management and Operations II3
Select one of the following: 13
Theory and Practice of Agricultural Public Relations
Leadership of Volunteers
Tourism Marketing
Class on Event Management Program Coordinating Committee elective courses list
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Students should review the list of electives prepared by the Event Management Program Coordinating Committee. The courses listed are included on the full list.

The PEMC program requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in designated courses. Also, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course used to meet the requirements. Students who pursue the PEMC must complete all requirements prior to graduation. Specific certificate requirements are available in the Undergraduate Programs Office of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences and of cooperating units. Details are also available on our website.