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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.


Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association (CRPA) Awards & Scholarships

On November 21st, 2017, CRPA held their annual awards luncheon to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions by individuals who have provided excellent service and dedication to the parks and recreation profession. This year, SCSU students Brittany Czajkowski and Leah Whitaker were honored by the CRPA. Brittany was awarded the Dorothy G. Mullen Student Scholarship, while Leah is the recipient of the George Sanford Student Scholarship! The Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management department also recognizes these notable achievements and congratulates Brittany and Leah on their accomplishments!

Recreation Therapy is on Facebook!

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

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March 2, 2018 - A Field of Opportunities: SCSU Sport Management Career Forum Adanti Student Center Theatre - 11:00am-12:30pm

February 3, 2018 - Gaylord Sports Association presents SMASH BOWL 2018 - Wheelchair Rugby Tournament - Click here to see photos from this year's SMASH BOWL!


October 24, 2017 - SCSU Annual Wheelchair Basketball Event featuring the CT Spokebenders and introducing the new SCSU wheelchair basketball intramural program - Pelz Gymnasium - 7:15pm

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

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