Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

The Penn State Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM) is one of the most well-respected programs of its kind in the nation.

25 years of PGM at Penn State

PGA Professional Golf Management Program celebrates 25 years in 2015

As the PGM program celebrates its 25th year in 2015, alumni recall the lessons they learned at Penn State and still apply to their careers and personal lives today.


Undergraduate program

The department offers an undergraduate degree with three options:

Graduate program

Graduate degrees in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management help prepare students for career opportunities in park agencies, recreation/leisure services, and academia.

Explore our site and learn more about the programs we offer, our outstanding experiential learning facilities, our world-class faculty, and our alumni—many of whom have gone on to become the most recognized leaders in their chosen professions.