University Catalog 2024-2025

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRTM) is committed to educating its students by providing them with cutting-edge knowledge, skills and abilities to promote social responsibility while addressing society’s most pressing needs. The undergraduate programs focus on ways to promote health and enjoyment in people’s lives as well as contribute to the natural and cultural sustainability of recreation resources in communities. PRTM’s unique undergraduate programs combine relevant class time with hands-on field experiences and innovative service-learning projects. The department strives to enroll and graduate a highly motivated and culturally diverse student body.

The department has established a national reputation for providing comprehensive, professional education programs that offer two bachelor of science degrees in (1) Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, and (2) Sport Management. Students majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism will select a concentration in one of two subdisciplines: (a) Recreation and Park Management (RPM) or (b) Tourism and Event Management (TEM). Students majoring in Sport Management with a specific interest in golf can select the Professional Golf Management concentration. Each degree is designed to produce well-educated graduates who have the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to plan activities and manage parks, recreation, tourism, event and sport facilities in a range of environments for all ages and lifestyles.

Department Highlights

  • Hands-on and field-based coursework throughout programs of study 
  • Strong emphasis on professional development, internships and experiential learning
  • Scholarship support for students
  • A broad range of research opportunities 
  • Personal advising attention focused on student success

For more information about our department and majors, visit our website.


Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management 
Biltmore Hall
2820 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695, USA

Phone: 919-515-3276

Keith Howard
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Biltmore Hall 4012F