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Prepare for a fast-paced career

Learn to lead, plan, and manage hospitality and tourism programs

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Discover exciting opportunities

Train for a career working in hotels, resorts, and cruise lines

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Make every day an adventure

Hospitality professionals work in unique settings around the world

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Resort Recreation and Hospitality Management

Offered by: Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism

With the professional preparation you'll receive in SRU's Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management program, you'll be ready to meet the challenges of a hospitality, event management, or tourism career. You will develop the skills, knowledge, and field experience to meet the demands of this fast-paced, exciting field.

Why Choose Resort Recreation and Hospitality Management?

Classroom work and practical experience will prepare you for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry.  You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge through an internship experience.

After cultivating a strong knowledge base in sustainable hospitality and planning, ecotourism, event programming and leadership, meeting and event planning, and resort and hotel management, your program will culminate with a 12-week internship at a hospitality or tourism-related agency. Internships are available at resorts, hotels, cruise lines, and community / municipal recreation centers.. Expert faculty will help you to match your internship with your career goals.

What Will You Learn?

You will learn how to lead, program, plan, administer, and manage hospitality and tourism programs, while developing hospitality and guest relations skills.

As a major in Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management, you will become skilled in the following areas:

  • Hotel and lodging management
  • Personnel management
  • Administration of hospitality and tourism departments
  • Sustainable tourism site planning
  • Program development for a variety of age groups
  • Programming for special events
  • Planning recreation activities for conference groups

Careers In Resort Recreation and Hospitality Management

Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management professionals work in a variety of agencies, including:

  • Amusement / theme parks
  • Casinos
  • Country clubs
  • Cruise lines
  • Destination campground
  • Gated communities
  • Hotels
  • Public Recreation agencies
  • Ski and golf resorts
  • Visitor and convention bureaus
  • YMCA's

Professional positions that SRU graduates obtain include:

  • Conference service manager
  • Special events planner
  • Resort recreation manager

Clubs & Organizations

Resort Recreation Club