Professor Erik Rosegard, chair of the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism, describes SF State’s approach to the study of this field. He discusses the program offerings and what students can go on to do with a degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism from SF State.

What’s it like to be a student at SF State? Students discuss their experience.


Exciting Careers - Enriching Classes

  • Parks & Outdoor Recreation

  • Stress Management & Well-Being

  • Campus & Community Recreation

  • Asian Healing Arts & Wisdom Traditions


  • Event Planning, Tourism & Travel

  • Technology, Media & Social Health

  • Youth & Nonprofit Recreation


Recreation, Parks & Tourism

Golden Gate Bridge

Engineering Experiences that Engage, Empower and Educate

  • Prominent agencies and leisure enterprises offering field trips, internships and jobs
  • Dynamic undergraduate and graduate curriculum focused on trends and issues
  • Experiential-based classes promote learning
  • Contemporary leadership and programming skills
  • Diverse and energetic RPT student population
  • Vibrant San Francisco Bay Area – our world renowned destination and living laboratory.
  • Distinguished faculty with extensive experience and connections in the profession

Holistic Health Studies


Fostering Health, Healing and Optimal Well-being

  • An exciting Holistic Health Studies Minor and Certificate program to complement your major
  • Experientially oriented courses in stress management, Asian healing traditions, nutrition, meditation, biofeedback and mind-body healing
  • Nationally recognized faculty with clinical training in a variety of traditions and perspectives
  • Inspiring integrative leadership and health across systems: individual, community and planet
  • Inspires community leadership to promote health from a compassionate perspective across interdisciplinary fields

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