Tourism Management - Certificate

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and most diverse industries. To help students prepare for tourism careers, the certificate in Tourism Management introduces issues pertaining to the management, development, and promotion of places and events as tourism attractions. Courses in tourism are designed to collectively build understanding about the links that exist between local places, host populations, and various public, private and special interest groups. Students also develop competencies in assessing economic, environmental, social and political impacts of tourism, as well as in tourism marketing. Students in this certificate can pursue careers in private sector enterprises, government agencies, convention and visitor bureaus, and other tourism-related service organizations.

Tourism Management Certificate
RPTS 320Event Management and Operations I3
RPTS 323Tourism Management3
or RPTS 304   or Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies 
RPTS 331Tourism Marketing3
RPTS 401Tourism and Recreation Enterprises (each is a W course)4
or RPTS 403   or Financing and Marketing Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources 
RPTS 426Tourism Impacts (W course)3
Departmental elective3
Select one of the following:
Park and Tourism Operations
Supervised Field Studies
Leisure and Outdoor Recreation in American Culture
Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources
Foundations of Community and Community Development
Recreational Management of Wildlands
Event Management and Operations II
Ecotourism: Principles and Practices
Youth Development Organizations and Services
Understanding and Developing Effective Skills for Youth Development
Park Planning and Design
Cruise Tourism
Hotel and Resort Operations
Service Quality for Hospitality Organizations
Amazon Field School
Nature, Values, and Protected Areas
Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Youth Development Organizations
Leadership for Outdoor Recreation
Youth Development Practice
Park Ecology and Management
Study Abroad in Natural Resources
Total Semester Credit Hours19

For graduation, students must earn at least a C average (2.0) in certificate courses.