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Advising

All students are required to meet with a full-time PRTS Program faculty member prior to being declared a PRTS major. Each student will be asked to complete an Application for Admission, sign the PRTS Policy Regarding Background Checks and fill out a Model and Video Release Form. PRTS program faculty will serve as students' professional and career advisors throughout their time at ODU. Please see below for the correct advisor for your concentration area. For semester scheduling, including getting advising holds lifted, students who entered ODU in Fall 2018 and afterwards will see Darden College of Education and Professional Studies advising staff.

Professional and career advisors

Park & Recreation Management Concentration

Park & Recreation Management Concentration

Eddie Hill

Associate Professor

2014 STUDENT RECREATION CTR

NORFOLK, VA 23529

757-683-4881

Park & Recreation Management Concentration

Park & Recreation Management Concentration

Christopher Zajchowski

Assistant Professor

2015 STUDENT RECREATION CTR

NORFOLK, VA 23529

757-683-5078

Recreational Therapy Concentration

Recreational Therapy Concentration

Students A-M: Shelly Beaver

Lecturer

1006 A STUDENT RECREATION CTR

NORFOLK, VA 23529

757-683-4415

Recreational Therapy Concentration

Recreational Therapy Concentration

Students N-Z: Betsy Kennedy

Master Lecturer

1006 B STUDENT RECREATION CTR

NORFOLK, VA 23529

757-683-4703


Tourism & Hospitality Management Concentration

Tourism & Hospitality Management Concentration

Lindsay Usher

Associate Professor

2019 STUDENT RECREATION CTR

NORFOLK, VA 23529

757-683-7056


PRTS Majors Club

The mission of the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) Majors Club is to provide student majors with a forum by which they can meet, socialize and enhance their overall knowledge of the profession. Opportunities are made available for club members to (1) interact with area professionals, (2) develop themselves as future professionals, (3) acquire internship and employment placements, and (4) provide input to faculty for improving the program.


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