The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Tourism represents the world's largest industry, making the demand for people who can manage and protect tourism destinations higher than ever before. This program offers an in-depth look at the social, economic, and environmental impacts of tourism in Canada and around the world.
What will I get out of the program?
- You'll learn the critical components of planning, managing, and funding of tourism experiences and events.
- Learn from professors who have been recognized nationally and internationally for their excellence in teaching and research.
- Be well-positioned for a career in one of the world's largest industries - developing, planning, and managing tourism areas and organizations in Canada and around the world.
- REC 280 - Introduction to Tourism
- REC 230 - Outdoor Recreation Resources Management
- REC 311 - Event management
- REC 380 - Tourism Analysis
- REC 480 - Advanced Seminar in Tourism Development
How do I choose this major?
- Successfully completed your first year in Recreation and Leisure Studies Honours and be in good standing (minimum cumulative averages of 65% overall and 70% major).
- Submit a Plan Modification form to BHM 2116.
Customize your degree
Program name change
Effective September 1, 2016, the name of this major is changing from Tourism and Parks Management to Tourism Development. Website content for current students will reference the name Tourism and Parks Management until September 2016.
Possible career paths
- Park Manager
- Director of Parks and Recreation
- Economic Development and Tourism Manager
- Event Planner
Recreation and Leisure Alumni positions
- Recreation and Events Director - Hespeler Village
- Assistant Venue Logistics Manager - Toronto Pan/Parapan Am Games
Check out some more rewarding careers of past Rec and Leisure graduates.