The Bachelor of Science degree in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies with a concentration in Park and Recreation Management prepares students for careers as professionals working in city/county, state and federal agencies, YMCAs, outdoor leadership schools such as Outward Bound and NOLS, camps, environmental centers, college outdoor programs, and other non-profit organizations.
Multiple PRTS courses in the park and recreation management concentration require service-learning experiences. Examples include: Family Diabetes Camp, ODU Triathlon, ODU Triathlon Camp, and Trail Ambassador training on the Elizabeth River Trail
Coursework prepares students to certify as Wilderness First Aid providers, Climbing Wall Belayers, and Park and Recreation Professionals
Students have the opportunity to pursue research with a faculty member as an independent study such as summer camp evaluations, visitor use management in national parks, and the impact first-year outdoor orientation programs
Students take classes from park and recreation professionals working full-time in the field.
Courses provide community-engaged learning opportunities with local agencies.
The degree culminates in an internship experience with a park and/or recreation organization before graduation.
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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 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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