Tourism is now the largest industry in the world, with one out of ten people worldwide working in some part of the vast tourism field. The amount of leisure time available to people around the world is increasing and so has the demand for leisure programs and services. To effectively and efficiently deliver these high-demand services, we must have well-trained and highly qualified recreation and tourism graduates.
The Recreation and Tourism Management Program at Concord University prepares students for professional careers in this dynamic and expanding field. Our curriculum focuses on program planning, public relations, marketing, budgeting and management of Recreation and Tourism services. This "learn by doing” college degree blends traditional class work with opportunities for real-world experience in a variety of settings. Our bachelor degree offers four areas of emphasis from which students may tailor their coursework: Park and Recreation Management, Tourism Planning and Promotion, Hospitality Management and Sports Management.
Our program prepares students for careers in state and local parks, resorts and recreation service companies, lodging and hospitality, restaurants and food service, and public or private organizations that develop and promote the tourism and sports industries. We also offer two RTM Minors and a Certificate Program in Tourism Management.