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Recreation, Sport and Tourism

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Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Program Type: Master's Degree

Award Conferred: Master of Science

Total Number of Credit Hours: 36 Sem. Hr(s).

Admission Deadline: Two weeks prior to each term start

The demand for professionals with an advanced degree in
the leisure service industry continues to increase. Job
opportunities in parks and recreation, sports management,
hotel management, convention and tourist bureaus, health
and fitness clubs, and volunteer and youth agencies, just to
name a few, are on the rise. Employees with graduate
degrees will have the best opportunities for supervisory or
administrative positions.

The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism in the
College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers an online Master of
Science degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism. This
degree provides you a quality and highly accessible
education, ensuring that you are prepared to meet the
changing requirements of the leisure services industry. The
Recreation, Sport and Tourism program focuses on quality
online pedagogy that engages the student in discussion
with classmates and instructors, challenges them with
meaningful assignments and research, and provides useful
training for an advanced career.

The M.S. in Recreation, Sport and Tourism delivers courses
using online instruction that emphasizes group
collaboration, concluding with a final course dedicated to
the writing of a professional paper.

Each course is eight weeks in length. The typical course
load is one course per eight-week term. At this rate,
students can complete the degree in 18 months if courses
are taken in back-to-back terms. Cohorts for this program
will start on the first Wednesday of January, May and
September each year.

Upon successful completion of all coursework, you will earn
a Master of Science degree from the College of Applied

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  • Avatar C Summer internships related to Recreation, Sport & Tourism and Communication?
    Feb 10, 2013 by C | Posted in Air Travel

    I am a senior double majoring in Communication and Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. I have had a summer internship with NBCUniversal, but want to focus more on the Recreation and Travelling aspect of my degree.

    I LOVE traveling and my dream job would be to get paid to travel or go …. I want to gain experience in the field. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I would greatly appreciate them.

    Ideas: Wounded Warrior Project, Red Frog Events, Spartan Race,, buzzfeed, TOMS shoes, anything non-profit as well (anything similar/related would be awesome)

    • Okay, so, you want an "internship" that sends you to some exotic locale, covers your expenses, and pays you on top of that? Congratulations, so does everyone else :-)

      Seriously though, these type of things are few and far between. There's opportunities to volunteer, op …the local language, and you'll get paid to do so, but again, you have to get there yourself and take care of yourself once you're there. Try to check with your school, perhaps they have some resources that aren't commonly known and can point you in the right direction.

      Good luck.

  • Avatar Dev K What jobs can one get with a coporate communications major?
    Aug 25, 2008 by Dev K | Posted in Higher Education (University +)

    I plan on majoring in corporate communications with a leisure &sports management/ parks, recreation and tourism management minor. Does this open up high paying job opportunities? What jobs can one get with this major.

    • I think this would open up higher paying jobs, but keep in mind you must also have extra curricular things other than the education majors.