RPTA QUAD CITIES

RPTA

RPTA-QC Advantage

Pathway to rewarding career helping people improve their quality of life.
Flexibility for future career, graduate studies and professional opportunities.

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The Career Advantage

RPTA gives you the flexibility to
work at recreation, health and human services agencies.

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Accelerate Your Degree

Complete your education faster, and start your career sooner.

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The Accreditation Advantage

The RPTA program is accredited by the
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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Department of RPTA

About Us

Students enrolled in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities study either Leisure
Services Administration or Therapeutic Recreation and are educated to work as professionals at recreation, health and human services agencies.

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OUR Programs

  • B.S. in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration
  • Park and Recreation Professional certification
  • Nonprofit education and certification

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OUR Careers

  • Natural Resources Recreation Management
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Special Events Management
  • Voluntary Agencies/Youth Organizations
  • Therapeutic Recreation

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Why RPTA?  What Students have to Say.

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Brianne P.

"I like RPTA because of the field experience, hands-on experience and I like the mentoring program."

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Eric P.

"I like RPTA because of the instructors and the courses are excellent resources to help me prepare for internships and job opportunities."

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