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Recreation and Tourism

Location: Gunter 1250
Telephone: 970.351.2403 FAX: 970.351.1255
Human Services Faculty: Diane B. Gaede, Ph.D.

The Recreation Program has been a pioneer in the design and development of professional recreation curricula since it was established in 1964. The program has been directly responsible for the professional preparation of more than 1,300 students. Graduates have obtained positions in many varied agencies throughout the nation, including the Armed Forces, therapeutic agencies, corporations, sports and fitness centers, voluntary agencies (e.g., YMCA, Campfire, Inc.), universities and city, state and national park and recreation agencies.

The program is committed to providing students with the highest possible quality education. All faculty have had both academic and practical experience in their subject areas and place a special emphasis on excellence in instruction and academic advising.

The program participates in the Recreation Club, subscribes to pertinent job bulletins and maintains detailed files on internship placements available throughout the world. The concept of learning through doing is further emphasized through numerous volunteer opportunities and the internship experience.

Recreation and Tourism B.S.

A student may earn a bachelor of science degree (non-teaching) in Recreation and Tourism preparing the student to assume entry level leadership roles in tourism and recreation including municipal, youth, commercial, non-profit, outdoor and therapeutic settings.

The Recreation and Tourism program is designed to provide the student with leadership and mid-management skills as well as concepts and theories applicable to a variety of employment settings.

For degree and program requirements, see:

Recreation and Tourism Minor

Recreation and Tourism B.S.


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