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PRT Undergraduate Programs

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

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The undergraduate  (BA/BS) offers 3 areas of emphasis: Commercial, Community, & Sport Managemen, Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management, Outdoor Recreation Studies.

Commercial, Community and Sport Management Emphasis

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

Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management Emphasis

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

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.

How to Minor in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT)

  1. Consult with an undergraduate advisor.
  2. Select a minimum of 18 credit hours. (See Required Courses below.)
  3. Download the tracking sheet (pdf)
    1. List the course number and name, as well as the semester and year you plan to take the courses in the space provided.
    2. Secure the signature of the advisor.
    3. Make a copy of the sheet for your records and leave a copy with the academic advisor.
  4. Periodically schedule an appointment with the advisor in order to fill in the grades for each course passed and to discuss your progress.
  5. When you apply for graduation, be sure to indicate your minor.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
Select one of the following:
PRT 1110 Leisure in Your Life 3
PRT 3100 Foundations of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism 3
Sub-Total 3
Select one of the following:
PRT 3310 Leisure Behavior and Human Diversity 3
PRT 3320 Programming and Leadership 4
PRT 3207 PRT Management 3
Sub-Total 3-4
Select 12 upper division credit hours from approved courses in ONE emphasis area:
Commercial, Community, and Sport Management
Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management
Outdoor Recreation Studies
Sub-Total 12
Total 18-19

Certificate

We are not currently accepting new students for the River Studies and Leadership Certificate (RSLC). If you are already enrolled you may continue your studies. Please contact your advisor with any questions.

The River Studies and Leadership Certificate (RSLC) offers a foundation of knowledge, skills and experience in river-based science, policy, conservation, education, and recreation for undergraduate students who aspire to be a river professional.

Students will collaborate with a faculty advisor to design and complete a personalized academic program that provides a strong basis for addressing real world challenges facing our nation’s rivers.  RSLC requirements include an emphasis area and hands-on river-related experience via an internship, professional employment or independent study.   

River Studies and Leadership Courses

For more information please contact Dr. Kelly Bricker.

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Undergraduate Advising

Eric Gardner

Undergraduate Advisor

Phone: 801-585-0832
Email: eric.gardner@utah.edu

Online ST&HM Program

Preston Tanner

Online Program Coordinator 

Phone: 801-587-7357
Email: preston.tanner@utah.edu 

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