Bachelor of Science Degree in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Students must have completed 15 semester hours of coursework (including ENGL 110C) with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 and have a personal interview with a faculty member in theP RTS program. Old Dominion University welcomes qualified transfer students from area and state community colleges.
The mission of the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) Program is to facilitate the professional preparation of students interested in pursuing and/or continuing a career in tourism management, park and recreation management or therapeutic recreation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to encourage students toward leadership opportunities in direct service, supervision, and administration. The PRTS Program fosters a learning environment of quality instruction, applied research and community service that stimulates the pursuit of knowledge and truth through opportunity and scholarship.
Prior to graduation, every student major must complete an internship comprising 500 - 560 clock hours of supervised field-based experience in a professional service setting. The student has a wide variety of fieldwork agencies from which to choose.
The Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) Program at Old Dominion University is professionally accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions. This professional council is additionally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Students must: (1) maintain a grade point average of 2.00 overall; (2) maintain a grade point average of 2.00 in the major; (3) pass the University Writing Proficiency requirements; (4) complete an internship; and (5) satisfy all course competencies. Upon completion of the above, each student major will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree.
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION
Dr. Edwin Gomez
Undergraduate Program Coordinator-Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies
2006 Student Recreation Center
Human Movement Sciences Department
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-6309 (office)