Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
The Penn State Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM) is one of the most well-respected programs of its kind in the nation.
Cirque du Soleil crew offers insight, advice to students
Forget the textbooks, the long lectures and the PowerPoint presentations – students enrolled in RPTM 370 learned things they likely wouldn’t learn in a traditional classroom setting from staff and crew of Cirque du Soleil’s "Dralion."
The department offers an undergraduate degree with three options:
- Commercial and Community Recreation Management
- Golf Management
- Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Interpretation
Graduate degrees in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management help prepare students for career opportunities in park agencies, recreation/leisure services, and academia.
Explore our site and learn more about the programs we offer, our outstanding experiential learning facilities, our world-class faculty, and our alumni—many of whom have gone on to become the most recognized leaders in their chosen professions.