Parks Recreation and Tourism Outdoor Recreation Studies Emphasis
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Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Outdoor Recreation Studies Emphasis By: Bryan Rodriguez November 22, 2016
What is Parks, Recreation, and Tourism undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students in a wide array of fields concerned with social, environmental, and economic aspects of society. PRT Homepage My 9 to 5
PRT Accreditation The University of Utah’s undergraduate program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association through the Council on Accreditation for Parks (NRPA), Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT)
Outdoor Recreation Studies This emphasis area prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities in organizations such as outdoor recreation and land management agencies, outdoor or adventure education programs, and naturebased tourism operators. ORS Homepage
Outdoor Recreation Based Employment National Outdoor Leadership School National Parks Service United States Forest Service Bureau of Land Management
U-Explore River Rafting Backpacking Ice Climbing Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing Throughout my entire college experience, rock climbing became my personal favorite experience. I come from a place where we did not have much access to this activity; however, through the University of Utah’s U-Explore program I was able discover this amazing course!
Ambitions for the Future Prior to declaring into the PRT major, I was not entirely sure what I wanted to do in life. Choosing this path showed me that there is plenty of land waiting to be explore here in Utah. As a result of this major, I realized that my ambition is provide opportunities to go out and utilize this land we have with the youth in Southern Utah, where the land isn’t being unlocked to its full potential.
So what is Parks, Recreation, and Tourism? To sum it up, the PRT major is an exciting career path unique to the University of Utah. We are fortunate to have 5 national parks within our state, and we’re even luckier to be able to have an opportunity to go out and use these resources. Not to mention that is one of the few majors that encourage the students to be outside and have fun!
Credits Flickr Parks, Recreation, and Tourism homepage Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Accreditation Outdoor Recreation Studies