Course Description for Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, and Events
Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, and Events
Description: This course is designed to present a foundational overview of sports as a critical component of the US travel and tourism industry; particularly at the collegiate, amateur, youth and recreational levels. It will offer students a perspective on sports tourism as an economic engine and its importance to the economic development efforts of communities large and small. Students will rely on the totality of their sport management skills, garnered from other sport coursework, in order to understand and ultimately implement the role of the sports travel executive as well as the multitude of executive and management roles within the sports travel and tourism industry.
Availability: One semester per year.