Department of Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management

Why Study RHPM?

What can you do with a degree in RHPM? You can improve lives!

  • Resort & lodging management graduates operate hotels, resorts, restaurants, and clubs, providing places where people can escape from their daily routines.
  • Event management graduates plan events, conventions, and festivals, where people celebrate, learn, network, and relax.
  • Parks & natural resources management graduates are stewards of our natural and cultural resources, as managers of parks, heritage, and natural resources.
  • Community & commercial recreation & tourism graduates provide recreational opportunities at summer camps, municipal parks, and non-profit recreation providers. They welcome visitors to their destinations and provide leisure activities for vacationers.
  • Recreation therapy graduates use leisure to improve lives of individuals, from seniors to people with disabilities.
  • Many graduates become entrepreneurs, starting tourism businesses and creating memorable experiences. They also manage non-profit organizations, serving others in our diverse society.