School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies
Specialization in Leisure and Tourism
The Leisure and Tourism Studies specialization embraces an interdisciplinary approach infused with its own body of knowledge and professional core. Psychosocial underpinnings, along with the skills of leadership and administrative facilitation, result in the study of Leisure and Tourism in a variety of contexts. The professional core courses, along with the research methods and interpretation of research courses, provide the necessary skills to read, interpret, critique, and conduct creative and scholarly activities for either a thesis or a project. Students work with an advisor in developing a specified course sequence relevant to their needs and interests beyond the required professional core and within a two-year cycle of course offerings. Faculty interests in Leisure and Tourism Studies include environmental issues, outdoor recreation, public and community recreation administration, and tourism studies.
This Specialization may be completed in two academic years. A minimum of 24 hours must have the HMSL prefix. The minimum credit hours for completing the Leisure & Tourism Specialization is: Plan I: 30 credit hours; Plan II: 33 credit hours.
Specialization Credit Requirements
Leisure and Tourism Studies specialization credit requirements are for a student to select 6 of 8 courses ( 17-18 credit hours) from the following:
HMSL 6200 - Therapeutic Recreation Systems (2)
HMSL 6210 - Admin. Management in Rec. & Leisure Services (3)
HMSL 6220 - Foundations of Recreation & Leisure Experience (3)
HMSL 6240 - Pro. of Design & Strat. Of Rec. & Leis. Ser. (3)
HMSL 6280 - Planning Leisure Lifestyles (3)
HMSL 6550 - Foundations of Travel and Tourism (3)
HMSL 6560 - Strategic Planning for Travel and Tourism (3)
HMSL 6570 - Policy Development for Travel and Tourism Agencies (3)
Electives: 4-8 hours.
Leisure & Tourism has flexible emphases beyond the required L&T core. See Advisor for elective courses.