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You want adventure and we've got options

Our students start with a wide variety of interests and go on to an even larger variety of fields and professions. Located near several state and national parks, our graduates leave with the education, skills, and hands-on experience necessary to work in hospitality, community and wilderness management, river guides, or to go on for further studies like wilderness medicine, policymaking for. parks, fish, & wildlife management, and public health and wellness. If you have a spirit for adventure, one of our programs can help broaden your horizons. Our programs centers around three professional outcomes.

BA/BS in Parks, Recreation, & Tourism


Commercial, Community, & Sport Management Emphasis helps tailor your experience to work in public and private recreation and sports. 

Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management Emphasis is great for those interested in travel, hotel and lodging, and public and private. tourism. Our focus on sustainability will help you be ahead of the curve to make the industry healthier for those who visit and the environment. 

Outdoor Recreation Studies Emphasis will allow you to use the abundant natural resources found nearby as your classroom. Experience the snow that won Salt Lake the 2012 Winter Olympics, or the natural beauty that led to 5 distinct National Parks. Come out ready to take on our public wilderness areas and parks or the growing outdoor tour and adventure industry.

Commercial, Community and Sport Management Emphasis

Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management Emphasis

Outdoor Recreation Studies Emphasis


For those with their eye on another degree, a minor will provide you additional knowledge, skills, and experience to help give you a professional edge on the competition. Whether you're going into law, medicine, business, public health, any other field, or even if you haven't decided. Do something you enjoy that makes your resume stand out, provides you opportunities to network, and a foundation that will help you with everything from interviews to on the job and beyond.

The minor is an 18-19 credit hour program that incorporates core competencies in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with credits in one of the three emphases.

PRT Minor


The River Studies and Leadership Certificate (RSLC) is a unique program that gives you the flexibility to personalize your education. You will work with an advisor to develop your curriculum which will include an internship, professional employment, or independent study and course work in one of three areas.

Undergraduate Advising

Eric Gardner

Undergraduate Advisor

Phone: 801-585-0832

Online ST&HM Program

Preston Tanner

Online Program Coordinator 

Phone: 801-587-7357

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