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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.


Recreation Therapy is on Facebook!

Recreation Therapy

Check out the new Facebook page for the Recreation Therapy program, created by RT students Joe Piersa, Haley Samuelson, Jenna Holt and Katie Cullina! Recreation Therapy on Facebook


April 20, 2017 - Dr. Joseph Panza Annual Sport Management Lecture featuring special guest Ronnie Nunn, former NBA Referee, Executive, & TV Host - Adanti Student Center Theatre - 10:30am

April 9, 2017 - Adaptive Sport Fest, in partnership with the Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital - 10:00am - 1:00pm in SCSU Moore Field House (PHOTOS)

Panza Lecture_Ronnie Nunn       Wheelchair Basketball Event        Rhonda Larson & Ventus

For more information about Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management news and events, see our dedicated News & Events page!