BS RTM: Park & Recreation Management Emphasis

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The RTM program at Concord University offers a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management degree with an emphasis in Park & Recreation Management. People with jobs in the field of parks and recreation operate recreation facilities such as ski resorts, state or national parks, golf courses, marinas, amusement parks, fitness centers, rafting companies, guided tour companies, adventure travel outfitters, camps, aquatics facilities, college recreation programs and many more.

 

Degree Requirements


The RTM Program use the following progression sheet to track the courses that students have taken towards the degree.

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RTM Progression Sheet (PDF)

Concord University Core Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management degree with an emphasis in Park and Recreation Management requires successful completion of 120 semester credits hours, including: (1) the Program of General Studies, including the following required courses: MATH 105 and ECON 201 or 202; (2) the Recreation and Tourism Management Core classes (see below); (3) at least one RTM area of emphasis; and (4) an internship experience. Two modern language courses are strongly recommended.

Recreation and Tourism Management Core

33 Credit Hours

  • RTM 100 Introduction to Recreation and Tourism Management (3)
  • RTM 222 Managing Tourism Resources (3)
  • RTM 224 Tourism Motivation and Behavior (3)
  • RTM 226 Inclusive Services in Recreation and Tourism (3)
  • RTM 240 Programs and Operations in Recreation (3)
  • RTM 311 Measuring Tourism Impacts (3)
  • RTM 456 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management (3)
  • RTM 460 Recreation and Tourism Management Internship (3-12)

Note: P ED 218 Sophomore Practicum, P ED 332 Junior Practicum, and  P ED 465 replace RTM 460 for students in the Sports Management area of emphasis. (12 credit hours)

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Area of Emphasis: Park and Recreation Management

Two courses listed below

  • RTM 328 Design and Maintenance of Recreation Facilities (3)
  • RTM 331 Administration of Outdoor Recreation (3)

Two courses from the following

  • MGT 305 Principles of Management (3)
  • MGT 308 Human Resource Management (3)
  • MGT 314 Entrepreneurship I (3)
  • MKT 305 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • POSC 204 Public Administration (3)

Four courses from the following

  • BIOL 201 Ecology and Field Methods (4)
  • GEOG 250 Regional Studies (3)
  • GEOG 300 Sustainable Development (3)
  • GEOG 311 Cartography (3)
  • GEOG 411 Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • POSC 230 Politics and Ecology (3)
  • RTM 325 Tourism Planning and Development (3)
  • RTM 345 Ecotourism (3)
  • RTM 346 Cultural Tourism (3)
  • RTM 347 Resource-based Tourism Management (3)
  • RTM 360 Special Topics in Recreation and Tourism (1-6) * 

9 credit hours from the following

  • APST 3302 Appalachian Trails (1)
  • APST 4601 Special Studies in Appalachia (1) *
  • GEOL 1011 Introduction to Cave Geology (1)
  • P ED 118 Individual Sports and Physical Activities (3)
  • RTM 2101 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management (1) *
  • RTM 3101 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management (1) *
  • RTM 4101 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management (1) *
  • S ED 205 First Aid & CPR (1)

* May be retaken for credit with permission of instructor