Over the summer, the RPTA Department Office will be remodeled. Please visit us in our temporary location, Building 11, Rooms 248 and 250.
Congratulations RPTA 2014 Graduates!
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Check out the Project Surf Camp Video
The Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration's vision is to promote healthy lifestyles, protect memorable places, and facilitate life-enhancing experiences. This vision is realized through the tagline... LIVE. PROTECT. EXPLORE.
Our Values and Mission
The core values that guide the RPTA Department's interactions with students, parents, alumni, professionals, faculty, staff, administrators, advisory council members and the community involve:
- Life-long learning
- Leadership development
These values help us achieve our mission:
To advance leadership and knowledge in recreation, parks, and tourism.
The Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration undergraduate program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico.