Who We Are


Welcome to the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management!

In the TRSM Department, students, staff, and faculty study the role and impact of leisure services, including tourism and sports, on individuals, society, and the environment.

“TRSM improves the understanding of factors that lead individuals, families and industry to value and benefit from tourism, recreation, parks, and sport, and thus improves the quality of life.”

TRSM offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. At the undergraduate level, degree specializations for the Bachelor of Science. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (RPT) include the following:

    1. Tourism & Hospitality Management
    2. Event Management
    3. Recreation Management

A Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (SM) is also offered.

At the graduate level, students can earn a Master of Science in Sport Management or a Master of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. The four concentrations for the RPT degree include:

    1.  Tourism 
    2. Natural Resource Recreation
    3. Tourism Analytics 
    4. Destination Development and Crisis Management 

Doctoral degrees are offered as a Doctor of Philosophy in Health and Human Performance with concentrations in Sport Management or Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. The RPT degree has two emphases to choose from:

    1. Tourism
    2. Natural Resource Recreation

If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, please contact us at (352) 392-4043 or visit our Department in the Florida Gymnasium, Room 300, which is located on the third floor at 1864 Stadium Road (right next to the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium).

  • Current Undergraduate Enrollment: 716 (RPT: 299; SPM: 417)
  • Current Graduate Enrollment: 141
  • Faculty: 21
  • Staff: 9
  • Research Centers: 5
        1. Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute (EFTI)
        2. Tourism Crisis Management Intiative (TCMI)
        3. Sport Policy and Research Collaborative (SPARC)
        4. Innovative Research Initiatives in Sport Events (i-RISE)
        5. Laboratory for Athlete and Athletics Development and Research (LAADR)

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