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 de Soleil crew talk to students

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."


Undergraduate program

The department offers an undergraduate degree with three options:

Graduate program

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.