Recreation, Tourism and Sports Management
The Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management
(RTSM) major focuses on preparing students to enter professional
careers by developing, planning and managing leisure, recreation,
tourism and sport programs and facilities that enhance the quality
of life for participants.
Our upper-division courses provide students with the
administration, management and organizational skills necessary to
assess recreation needs, plan, implement and evaluate recreation
experiences, supervise personnel and manage recreation
In addition to our core courses, our curriculum affords students
the opportunity for students to choose an area of
concentration. Currently, we offer four concentrations:
As professionals, we improve the quality of people's lives and
the livability of their communities by developing, communicating,
and applying knowledge and educating professionals committed to
providing recreation, tourism and sport resources that are
environmentally, socially, and economically beneficial.
Why choose Recreation, Tourism and Sports Management?
Students who can solve problems, possess planning skills and are
people-oriented typically excel in the field of Recreation, Tourism
and Sport Management. Students with a degree in RTSM from
Lindsey Wilson College would be qualified to work in a variety of
settings including: municipal (city or county) park and recreation
departments, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Event Management
Companies, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Country Clubs, Residential
and Day Camps, Corporate Recreation and Fitness Facilities,
historic sites, golf courses, Church Recreation Programs, State
Parks and the National Park Service.
The interdisciplinary nature of our program prepares students
to use their natural abilities and talents in a variety of
settings across the spectrum of recreation participation. Our
foundation courses provide students with the historical and
philosophical perspective of our profession and its roots as well
as practical skills and tools necessary to become successful RTSM
students leading to successful RTSM professionals.