Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

  • Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
  • Adapted Recreation and Inclusion
  • Community Organizations
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Why Choose Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration at WIU?

  • Nearly 100% Job Placement. Graduates have a wide range of employment options, from restaurants, hotels, and stadiums to national parks, non-profit agencies, and park districts
  • Graduates are immediately eligible to sit for the examination to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional
  • Program emphasizes innovative instructional techniques and learning experiences through application of knowledge and skills in career-related settings
  • Western's 92-acre Horn Field Campus, one mile south of Macomb, is operated by the department as a laboratory for courses in camping, outdoor education, resource management, interpretation, leadership and adventure education
  • Department offers travel workshops for students to gain additional learning, skills and professional preparation broadly in the field

Program Availability

  • Macomb
  • Quad Cities (Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration and Community Organizations options)

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

  • Sears Centre Arena, Chicago, IL
  • International Playground Safety Institute
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Fort Myers, FL