Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management (Minor)
To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!
The academic minor in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management is offered to students interested in gaining a basic knowledge of recreation, tourism and park services and an understanding of the benefits of leisure and recreation in our society. To complete the minor, students must take six hours of required courses and nine hours of electives. These courses provide undergraduates with the opportunity to explore recreation, parks, and leisure services as a potential for graduate work.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
Admission to the Minor is competitive and applicants will be considered based on their overall academic performance. To be eligible for consideration, a student must have successfully completed at least 15 hours of coursework at NC State. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to the Minor in PRTM. Students are encouraged to begin the PRTM Minor prior to their senior year. Seat availability cannot be guaranteed in Minor classes if a student only has two semesters in which to complete the Minor.
Sport Management and Professional Golf Management majors may not complete the Minor in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.
Application Deadlines: Interested students should submit a completed Declare a Minor Form to the Contact Person listed below by one of the following deadlines: September 20, January 20, and June 1. (If the application date falls on a weekend, the application is due Monday following the deadline.) The form is located on Registration and Records Website under Forms.
Students will be notified one month after the application deadline regarding the status of their application. Once accepted into the PRTM Minor, students will be able to sign up for Minor courses. A limited number of minor seats will be reserved in the PRT courses on the minor list.
Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in their PRTM Minor coursework to be certified for a minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Students will apply online for the minor during their final semester at NC State.
Dr. Kim Bush
4012F Biltmore Hall
SIS Code: 15PRM
- A minimum of 15 hours (5 courses) are required to complete the minor in Park, Recreation and Tourism Management.
- Students must take 7 hours of required courses and 8 hours of electives.
- A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in all courses to be used toward the minor.
- No more than six (6) hours of transfer credits can be used toward the minor. The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Director of Undergraduate Programs must approve all transfer credits.
|Introduction to Parks, Recreation and Tourism|
|Recreation Program Planning 1|
|Health, Wellness and the Pursuit of Happiness|
|Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management 1|
|Diversity and Inclusion in Recreation and Sport 1|
|Management of Park and Recreation Facilities 1|
|Introduction to Sport Management|
|Organization and Administration of Adventure Programs|
|Outdoor Recreation Management 1|
|Services, Facilities and Event Marketing|
|Destination Planning and Management 1|
|Recreation and Park Interpretive Services (Prequisite junior standing)|
|Principles of Recreation Planning and Facility Development 2|
|Special Events Planning 2|
|Introduction to GIS|
Prerequisite PRT 152 Introduction to Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Prerequisite PRT 358 Recreation Program Planning