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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!




     Rhonda Larson & Ventus - Benefit Concert / Fundraiser for the
     SCSU Office of International Education
 - Lyman Center for the Performing
     Arts - Saturday, November 12th (8pm)


Wheelchair Basketball Event

     RTSM Annual Wheelchair Basketball Event (sponsored by the Institute
     for Adaptive Sport & Inclusive Recreation) - Pelz Gymnasium - Tuesday,
     November 15th (6-8pm)

West Haven Community House (WHCH) Family Night
- Wednesday, November 16th (6-8pm)

Keefe Community Center Fall KidsFest - Thursday, November 17th (4-6pm)

Graduate Programs

M.S. Recreation & Leisure Studies
   Recreation Administration
   Recreation Therapy

M.S. Sport & Entertainment Management