The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (RPT), in existence since 1946, offers the following:
- Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration
- Master of Science in Recreation, Parks & Tourism
- Minor in Recreation
- RPT courses that satisfy General Education (GE)
- Vision - A world where leisure permeates all facets of life.
- Mission - To advance and advocate for the recreation, parks and tourism field through transformative education, scholarship, and service.
Philosophy - We believe in engineering experiences that engage, empower, and educate.
The experiential curriculum focuses on the following nine competencies:
- Communication (verbal/nonverbal, visual, written)
- Foundations (concepts & philosophy, history, science)
- Information Technology (application, research, reporting)
- Leadership (ethics, intrapersonal, interpersonal)
- Management & Administration (finance, human capital, structures)
- Programming (plan, implementation, evaluation)
- Profession & Industry (nature & scope, principles & practices, trends & issues)
- Sustainability (economic, environment, equity)
- Wellness (dimensions, applications, assessment/evaluation)
For more information regarding specific program and student learning outcomes for each competency and their associated course(s): rpt.sfsu.edu/competencies
The experiential curriculum is based on the following:
- National accreditation standards, current trends, and research
- Comprehensive feedback from students, alumni, and an advisory board of RPT professionals
- Distinguished faculty with extensive knowledge and experience in teaching, research, and service
- The diversity and vitality of the San Francisco Bay Area as a hands-on classroom and living laboratory
- Current and relevant content in the areas of for-profit, non-profit, and public recreation; local, state, and national parks; and domestic and international tourism.
The overall purpose of the curriculum is to prepare students to . . .
Engineer Experiences that Engage, Empower, and Educate