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Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration College of Health & Human Services

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Why Study RPTA at Sac State?


  • We inspire, mentor and prepare the next generation of leaders to respond to 21st century opportunities and challenges in their respective communities of practice.


  • We cultivate wellness and a healthy society through stewardship of the environment and advocacy of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Career Opportunity: Recreation & Park Management

Outdoor and Natural Resource's:

  • Federal, State and Local Public Agencies (National Parks, USFS, BLM, Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife, State Parks, Fish and Wildlife)
  • Outdoor experiential experiences and environmental education
  • Outdoor Recreation Specialist
  • Park Manager or Ranger
  • Camp Supervisor

Municipal Recreation:

  • After school program director
  • Youth sports coordinator
  • Music and arts director
  • playground supervisor
  • Recreation leader or supervisor
  • Cultural arts director
  • Aquatics director
  • lifeguard supervisor
  • Volunteer coordinator

Career Opportunities: Hospitality & Tourism Management

HTM majors frequently seek management, supervision, marketing, and planning positions related to:

  • Hotels, motels, other lodging facilities
  • Restaurants, clubs, bars, catering
  • Casinos
  • Conference and convention centers
  • Festivals and events
  • Health and fitness facilities
  • Ski resorts
  • Cruise lines, airlines
  • Destination marketing organizations
  • Theme parks, amusement parks, other tourist attractions
  • Entertainment, event, sports venues
  • Institutional food and beverage operations

Career Opportunity: Recreational Therapy

Recreation Therapist

  • Hospital, clinics
  • Behavioral Health
  • Schools
  • Community Recreation
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities