Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality B.S.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Toni Tassone, Administrative Assistant

Location: Gunter 1250

Telephone: 970.351.2403

Website: www.unco.edu/nhs/recreation

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The program is committed to providing students with the highest possible quality education in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality. All faculty members 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 is committed to involvement in the issues that affect the management of the recreation, tourism, and hospitality industries. Experiential learning in the program is structured by numerous volunteer opportunities, the practicum experience, and the internship experience.

The Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality program is designed to provide the student with leadership and middle management skills through instruction in core concepts, theories, and best practices in a variety of employment settings. Two concentration areas are available: Parks & Recreation or Tourism & Hospitality.

Parks & Recreation Concentration:
This concentration prepares students for careers in parks and recreation including the fields of public, youth, commercial, municipal, non-profit, and outdoor recreation.

Tourism & Hospitality Concentration:
This concentration prepares students for careers in tourism and hospitality including the fields of event management, food services, lodging services, resort services, and destination marketing organizations.

Program Admission Requirements:

  • Academic Good Standing
  • Enrolled students requesting a change of major to Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality must possess an overall GPA of 2.3.

Program Requirements:

  • Students complete a three credit Practicum experience and a 9-credit Internship experience. Current Advanced First Aid and CPR are prerequisites.
  • A grade of “D” or “F” in the Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality major must be repeated.
  • Students are approved for their practicum and their internship by faculty.
  • Students must have completed all required courses in the major and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in major courses before beginning their internship.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 9 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis

3

LAC area 5 — Social and Behavioral Sciences

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

PSY 230Human Growth and Development

3

Remaining LAC — 31 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 51 credits

Take all of the following courses:

RTH 203Introduction to Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 206Commercial Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 351Facilities Design & Operations in Parks, Recreation and Tourism

3

RTH 394Practicum in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 490Evaluation and Research in Recreation,Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 492Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3-12

RTH 492: Take 9 credits

Choose one Concentration Area:

Parks and Recreation Concentration — 27 credits

Complete all of the following courses:

ENST 215Human Behavior and Environment

3

RTH 232Leadership in Parks and Recreation

3

RTH 368Program Planning in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 451Management of Parks and Recreation Services

3

SES 461Administration and Law

3

SOC 479The Community

3

Choose a total of two credits from the following courses:

SES 100Basketball

1

SES 101Flag Football

1

SES 102Soccer

1

SES 103Softball

1

SES 104Volleyball

1

SES 105Ice Skating

1

SES 106Ice Hockey

1

SES 108Activity Workshop

1

SES 110Badminton

1

SES 111Bowling

1

SES 113Fly Fishing/Trap Shooting

1

SES 114Golf

1

SES 116Water Safety Instructor

2

SES 118Swimming

1

SES 119Tennis

1

SES 120Lifeguard Training

2

SES 125Hiking

1

SES 127Cross-Country Skiing

1

SES 129Downhill Skiing

1

SES 130Kayaking

1

SES 131Orienteering

1

SES 132Challenge Ropes Course

1

SES 133Scuba Diving

1

SES 134Self Defense

1

SES 135Rock Climbing

1

SES 136Intermediate Challenge Ropes Course

1

SES 140Geocaching

1

SES 144Tai Chi

1

SES 145Activity for Stress Management

1

SES 146Group Fitness

1

SES 147Aquacize

1

SES 148Exercise and Weight Control

1

SES 149Fitness and Conditioning

1

SES 150Jogging and Walking

1

SES 152Swimming Conditioning

1

SES 153Weight Training

1

SES 170Introduction to Field Based Experience

1

SES 174Social Dance

1

SES 181Introduction to Clinical Athletic Training

1

Choose two of the following courses:

SES 312Coaching and Officiating of Baseball

2

SES 313Coaching and Officiating of Basketball

2

SES 314Coaching and Officiating of Football

2

SES 316Coaching and Officiating Tennis

2

SES 317Coaching and Officiating of Track and Field

2

SES 318Coaching and Officiating of Soccer

2

SES 319Coaching and Officiating of Softball

2

SES 320Coaching and Officiating of Swimming

2

SES 321Coaching and Officiating of Volleyball

2

Choose one of the following courses:

BACS 101Business Computing

3

BAMG 355Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

3

Tourism and Hospitality Concentration — 27 credits

Complete all of the following courses:

FND 250Principles of Nutrition

3

FND 252Nutrition in the Life Cycle

3

RTH 369Event Programming and Management

3

RTH 390Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Administration and Law

3

RTH 444Experience Industry Issues and Trends

3

RTH 452Management of Tourism and Hospitality Services

3

Required Supporting Courses:

BACS 101Business Computing

3

BAMG 355Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

3

Choose one of the following courses:

ENST 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

ENST 380Sustainable Living

3

3. University-Wide Credits — 29 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 29 credits.