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Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration San Francisco State University




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Foundation (36 units)

RPT 200 Foundations of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 300 Leadership in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 325 Information Technology in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 340 Conference, Event Planning, and Management 3
RPT 350 Facilitating Wellness Through Leisure 3
RPT 390 Leisure Travel and Tourism 3
RPT 400 Programming Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Experiences 3
RPT 410 Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation 3
RPT 440 Urban Recreation and Parks 3
RPT 500 Organization and Administration of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 520 Parks and Outdoor Recreation Resources 3
RPT 600GW Professionalism in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism - GWAR 3

Emphasis Area (3 units)

Select a minimum of one of the following based on interest and advisor approval. Suggested Emphasis Areas and related courses:

Commercial Recreation/Tourism and Events

RPT 460 Recreation Destination Resorts 3
RPT 540 Start-Up and Sustainable Operations of Tourism, Event, and Recreation Enterprises 3
RPT 670 Advanced Conference, Event Planning, and Management 3

Community Recreation/Wellness

RPT 210 Growth Through Art and Leisure 3
RPT 445 Recreation Therapy and the Expressive Arts 3

Outdoor Recreation/Natural Resources

RPT 430 Ecology of Outdoor Recreation 3
RPT/ENVS 640 Recreational Use of National Parks and Protected Areas 3

Nonprofit Recreation/Human Services

RPT 210 Growth Through Art and Leisure 3
RPT 470 Travel with Purpose 3
RPT 570 Developing and Managing Resources in Nonprofit Agencies 3

Internship (12 units)

In the final spring semester, students complete a 12-unit internship (RPT 690) within an appropriate recreation, parks, or tourism setting. A minimum of 800 hours of paid or volunteer work experience (600 hours in recreation settings), completion of all major courses, and fulfillment of all General Education/University requirements are required prior to enrolling in the internship and seminar courses.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$16,944.00 (12,41,985) per year


23-Aug-21, 24-Jan-22


College of Health and Social Sciences

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS Building, Room 204,



94132, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Complete a secondary/high school curriculum that totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, be qualified to enter a university in your home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school. Have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average in academic courses completed after 9th grade.

TOEFL score of at least 61, IELTS score of at least 6.0 or PTE score of at least 45 is required.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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