Community, Commercial & Tourism Emphasis

The unique combination of community and commercial recreation as a PRM emphasis reflects the continued merger of these two areas in the profession. Municipal recreation departments continue to adapt to the financial realities of tight budgets by generating more of their annual budgets through fees and charges. The fact that leisure spending exceeds $726 billion dollars a year indicates its importance to the national economy. This emphasis is designed to enhance the students preparation in community recreation programming, tourism and business. Students selecting this emphasis are preparing for careers with municipal, county, state and federal community based recreation services, travel and tourism organizations, convention and visitors bureaus, recreational retail or manufacturing or starting their own leisure service business.

Community/Commercial Recreation Emphasis Advisement Sheet (.pdf) -Applies to PRM students admitted PRIOR to Fall 2015

 
Community/Commercial and Tourism Advisement Sheet (.pdf) -Applies to PRM students admitted BEGINNING Fall 2015
Community/Commercial emphasis progression plans:
Applies to PRM students admitted PRIOR to Fall 2015
Community, Commercial & Tourism emphasis progression plans:
Applies to PRN students admitted BEGINNING Fall 2015
  • 3NFREE Community, Commercial & Tourism Progression Plan - Campus - Distance 
  • 4NMORE Community, Commercial & Tourism Progression Plan - Campus - Distance 
 

Applies to PRM students admitted PRIOR to Fall 2015

 
Community/Commercial emphasis
 

 
Emphasis area: 18 credit hours 
Required courses (15 credit hours):
  • PRM 325 Special Event Planning (3)
  • PRM 350 Cultural Recreation (3)
  • PRM 423: Recreation Area and Facility Design (3)
  • ACC 255 Principles of Accounting: Financial (3)
  • HA 365 Hospitality Marketing OR MKT 303 Concepts in Marketing (3)

Select 1 additional course from the following:

  • PRM 280: Camp Counseling (3)
  • PRM 300: Ecotourism (3)
  • GSP 276: Planning for Sustainable Tourism (3)
  • HS 200 - Healthy Lifestyles (3)
  • HS 306: Methods for Community Health Promotion (3)
  • POS 224: Government Administration (3)
  • POS 325: Public Personnel Administration (3)
  • HA 210: Guest Services (3)
  • HA 384: Destination Development (3)
  • HA 401: Resort Management (3)

Applies to PRM students admitted beginning Fall 2015

Community, Commercial & Tourism emphasis
 
 
Emphasis area: 18 credit hours 
Required courses (15 credit hours):
  • PRM 300 Ecotourism OR GSP 276 Planning for Sustainable Tourism (3) 
  • PRM 325 Special Event Planning (3)
  • PRM 423: Recreation Area and Facility Design (3)
  • ACC 255 Principles of Accounting: Financial (3)
  • HA 365 Hospitality Marketing OR MKT 303 Concepts in Marketing (3)

Tourism track (This track is being merged into the 2015 Community, Commercial & Tourism emphasis)

 
Select 1 additional course from the following:
  • PRM 280: Camp Counseling (3)
  • HS 200: Healthy Lifestyles (3)
  • HS 306: Methods for Community Health Promotion (3)
  • POS 224: Government Administration (3)
  • POS 325: Public Personnel Administration (3)
  • HA 210: Guest Service Management (3)
  • HA 384: Destination Development (3)
  • HA 401: Resort Management (3)
 
Parks and Recreation Management faculty contact for this emphasis is Dr. Charles Hammersley 

Email: charles.hammersley@nau.edu