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Department of Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Welcome to the Department of Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management at Southern Connecticut State University! Our programs represent some of the largest industries in the world.

Professionals trained in recreation, recreation therapy, child life therapy, tourism, event management, & sport management work in a variety of settings: community agencies, federal, state, & municipal agencies, state & federal parks, private commercial enterprises, professional, intercollegiate, & interscholastic sport organizations, youth development organizations, not-for-profit organizations, hospitals & rehabilitation settings, as well as travel, hospitality, & entertainment venues.


Southern RTSM students in Liverpool, England!

Erica Surgeary in England

Follow along with senior Event Management student Erica Surgeary, as she details her travels and studies during her study abroad trip to Liverpool, England! Erica is spending the Fall 2016 semester studying at Southern's UK partner institution, Liverpool John Moores University, and she is blogging about her experiences here: AmErica in Liverpool!


Panza Lecture_Ronnie Nunn       Wheelchair Basketball Event        Rhonda Larson & Ventus

Undergraduate Programs

B.S. Recreation & Leisure Studies

B.S. Sport Management

Graduate Programs

M.S. Recreation & Leisure Studies

M.S. Sport & Entertainment Management