Department of Human Movement Sciences
The Master of Science in Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) focuses on the professionalization of the park, recreation and tourism practitioner. A need exists for highly trained executives who can be well-rounded, competent executives to tackle the ever-widening scope of responsibility in the park, recreation and tourism field. A comprehensive, malleable graduate program can prepare them in these areas.
This program is designed to prepare students and practitioners for advanced study in the concepts, theories, research, management, and administration of the park, recreation and tourism industry. The M.S. in PRTS seeks to give students advance administrative and empirical knowledge related to organizational decision-making and recreation/tourism agency management. Expected knowledge, skills and abilities from MS in PRTS would include proper assessment, testing and evaluation; understanding of trends and demographics, psychographics; ability to implement data collection methods, reporting, application and sharing of findings; and grant writing.
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