As a Recreation & Tourism Management major in college, you will learn the very real business behind "Leisure" or "Recreation". In the United States alone, there are literally thousands of Local, State, National and "Theme" parks and venues. All must be well maintained, made profitable, and accessible to all. Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Biking, Zip Lining, Flag Football, Softball, Tennis and even Disc Golf are all done in organised settings.

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

Find a campground or RV Park in our campgrounds - RV parks directory - the home of National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Visit
The National Recreation and Park Association: healthy lifestyles - it starts in parks. Visit
The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) is devoted to helping state park... The Association is composed of fifty state park directors... Visit
Official member site, provides tools for locating member parks. Visit
Global membership organization dedicated to promoting and growing the adventure travel market. Visit