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Human Movement SciencesB.S. in Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies

The Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) Program is housed within the Human Movement Sciences Department, one of five departments in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. The PRTS Program is designed to prepare students with the skills, knowledge, and ability to pursue professional careers in the park & recreation, recreational therapy, or tourism & hospitality fields.


Concentrations

Each student major receives a management-based core curriculum complemented by their choice of a selected career concentration area.


Park & Recreation Management

The Park and Recreation Management (PRM) concentration is one of three concentrations in the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) Program at Old Dominion University. The focus of the PRM concentration is to prepare students interested in careers in the park, outdoor recreation industry, and recreation leadership.

HMS: PRTS
Admissions & Curriculum

To declare a PRTS major, with a Park and Recreation Management concentration after Fall 2018, please contact Dr. Eddie Hill or Dr. Chris Zajchowski.

Eddie Hill

Eddie Hill

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    2014 STUDENT RECREATION CTR
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4881
  • ehill@odu.edu

Christopher Zajchowski

Christopher Zajchowski

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    2015 STUDENT RECREATION CTR
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5078
  • czajchow@odu.edu




Recreational Therapy

The Recreational Therapy (RT) concentration is one of three concentrations in the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) program at Old Dominion University. The focus of the RT concentration is to prepare students for employment as a recreational therapist in a variety of settings within the health and human services industry. Graduates will work to address the needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions through the use of recreation and activity-based interventions to improve client's overall health, well-being, and quality of life. This concentration will be of interest to students seeking careers working with children, adults, and older adults with disabilities.

PRTS BSV event
Admissions & Curriculum

To declare a PRTS major with a concentration in Recreational Therapy, please see one of the following advisors. If your last name is A-M, please contact Shelly Beaver. If your last name is N-Z, please contact Betsy Kennedy.

Shelly Beaver

Shelly Beaver

    Senior Lecturer
    1006A STUDENT RECREATION CTR
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4415
  • sbeaver@odu.edu

Betsy Kennedy

Betsy Kennedy

    MASTER LECTURER
    1006B STUDENT RECREATION CTR
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4703
  • bkennedy@odu.edu




Tourism & Hospitality Management

The Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) concentration is one of three concentrations in the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) Program at Old Dominion University. The focus of the THM concentration is to prepare students interested in careers in the travel & tourism, festival and event planning, and hospitality industries.

Park Rec and Tourism
Admissions & Curriculum

To declare a PRTS major with a Tourism Management concentration after Fall 2018, please contact Dr. Usher.

Lindsay Usher

Lindsay Usher

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    2019 STUDENT RECREATION CTR
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-7056
  • lusher@odu.edu


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